Keith Medlycott

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Keith Medlycott
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 141 58
Runs scored 3584 431
Batting average 25.94 15.39
100s/50s 3/21 0/0
Top score 153 44*
Balls bowled 22504 1791
Wickets 357 49
Bowling average 32.26 29.71
5 wickets in innings 18 0
10 wickets in match 6 N/A
Best bowling 8/52 4/18
Catches/stumpings 90/0 17/0
Source: [1]

Keith Thomas Medlycott (born 12 May 1965 at Whitechapel, London) is an English former cricketer, a left-arm spinner and middle order batsman for Surrey and Northern Transvaal. He is known in the game as "Medders".

First class career[edit]

Medlycott's career in first-class cricket spanned 1984 to 1991, and in List A matches from 1985 to 1991 (but with one final match in 2005).

Of his three first-class centuries, one was made on debut against Cambridge University, whilst another was made in Surrey's record seventh wicket partnership of 262 - with Jack Richards - against Kent in 1987.[1][2]

International career[edit]

Medlycott travelled to the West Indies during England’s 1989-90 tour,[3] but did not play in any Test matches. In the winter of 1990 he toured Sri Lanka with the England A team.[3]

Minor level cricket[edit]

Medlycott also played for the Minor County Buckinghamshire, appearing for them in one match in the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy against Lancashire in 2005, fourteen years after his previous appearance in a List A fixture.[4]

Coaching and administration[edit]

At the end of 1991, Medlycott was forced into premature retirement at the age of 26 due to developing a tendency to fail to let go of the ball when bowling, known as the bowling "yips". In 1997 he returned to Surrey as a coach, where he helped secure three County Championship titles and four one-day trophies. He moved on from his position in 2003, and went on to work for the International Cricket Council as a high performance manager for umpires.

In 2007, Medlycott became cricket professional and coach at Reed's School in Cobham, Surrey.[3][5]

In February 2009, Medlycott was appointed Director of Cricket at Purley Cricket Club.[6] He is also captain of their team.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Surrey v Cambridge University; University Match 1984". Cricket Archive. 29 June 1984. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Surrey v Kent; Britannic Assurance County Championship 1987". Cricket Archive. 18 August 1987. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c The coaches In-Touch Cricket Academy, 2009
  4. ^ "Cricket Archive; Buckinghamshire v Lancashire; Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy 2005 (1st Round)". Cricket Archive. 4 May 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Schools cricket round-up Times Online, 24 April 2007
  6. ^ Medlycott's Purley pledge Croydon Advertiser, 12 February 2009
  7. ^ Committee Purley Cricket Club
  8. ^ Purley captain Medlycott relishing relegation fight Surrey Comet, 10 August 2010

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