|Full name||Keith Alan Parsons|
2 May 1973 |
Taunton, Somerset, England
|Nickname||Pilot, Pars, Orv|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||KJ Parsons (twin brother)|
|Domestic team information|
|2010–present||Unicorns (squad no. 17)|
|First-class debut||13 May 1992 Somerset v Pakistanis|
|Last First-class||12 September 2006
Somerset v Northamptonshire
|List A debut||23 May 1993 Somerset v Worcestershire|
|Last List A||16 May 2010 Unicorns v Glamorgan|
|Source: CricketArchive, 9 June 2013|
Keith Alan Parsons (born 2 May 1973, Taunton, Somerset) is an English cricketer who played first-class for Somerset between 1992 and 2008. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler.
Parsons made his first-class debut in 1992 against the Pakistanis and his Championship debut the next season. He scored 6 first-class centuries including 193 not out against the West Indians in 2000 and a Championship best of 153 against Essex in 2006. His best bowling was 5-13 against Lancashire in 2000.
Parsons received his county cap in 1999 and had a benefit year in 2004. On 11 August 2008 he retired from first-class cricket having not represented the Somerset first-team during the 2008 season. Parsons retires being only the second person in Somerset history (alongside Ian Botham) to score 5,000 runs and take 100 wickets in both first-class and List A cricket.
He has a twin brother, Kevin, who played for Somerset in seven one-day games.