Mike Griffith

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Mike Grenville Griffith
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Personal information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 276 122
Runs scored 8889 1693
Batting average 24.35 20.64
100s/50s 5/42 0/1
Top score 158 61
Balls bowled 78
Wickets 1
Bowling average 28
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 N/A
Best bowling 1-4
Catches/stumpings 269/20 56/1
Source: [1]

Mike Grenville Griffith,[1] (born 25 November 1943) is a former professional cricketer, who played for and captained the Sussex County Cricket Club. A middle-order right-handed batsman, he also kept wicket occasionally.

Griffith was born at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, the son of the Sussex and England wicket-keeper and cricket administrator Billy Griffith and was educated at Marlborough College. He played first for Sussex in 1962, then for Cambridge University for three years from 1963, winning his blue all three years[clarification needed]. In 1968 he was appointed county captain with Jim Parks junior, and was then sole captain for four years (1969-1972).[2] He stood down from the captaincy after 1972.

Griffith took part in several cricket "lesser" tours across his career, none of them involving representative cricket. He also played frequently for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) sides. He was the President of MCC for 2012-3.[3]

An all-round sportsman, he played hockey for both Cambridge University and England and also won a Blue for rackets.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ He was named after a novel written by his godfather PG Wodehouse Hedgcock, Murray (1997). Wodehouse at the wicket. London: Hutchinson. ISBN 0-09-180191-5. 
  2. ^ "FIRST-CLASS BATTING AND FIELDING IN EACH SEASON BY MIKE GRIFFITH". cricketarchive. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "MCC Committee 2012-13". Lord's. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
J. M. Parks
Sussex county cricket captain
1968–1972
Succeeded by
Tony Greig