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Clive Radley

Biography

A reliable right-handed middle order batsman, leg break bowler and excellent close fieldsman, Clive Radley was born at Hertford in 1944. He made his county debut against Lancashire at Old Trafford, Manchester in 1964. He represented Middlesex in 520 matches between 1964 and 1987 amassing 24,147 runs (av. 35.45) with 42 hundreds and with a top score of 200 versus Northamptonshire at Uxbridge in 1985. He bagged 8 wickets (av. 19.50) with a best of 2 for 38 and he held 480 catches. He hit 1,000 runs in a season sixteen times with a best of 1,491 (av. 57.34) in 1980. He played eight Tests for England scoring 481 runs (av. 48.10) with a top score of 158 versus New Zealand at Auckland in 1977/78. He toured abroad five times with Derrick Robins to South Africa in 1972/73 and 1974/75, England to Pakistan and New Zealand in 1977/78, Australia in 1978/79 and Middlesex to Zimbabwe in 1980/81. He represented Norfolk in the minor county championship in 1961 and played one winter with Auckland in 1984/85. He shared a sixth wicket partnership of 277 with Fred Titmus versus the touring South Africans at Lord's. A prolific scorer in one day domestic matches he is particularly remembered for his 133 against Glamorgan in the John Player Sunday League in 1969. His 85 n.o. against Glamorgan in the Gillette Cup Final 1977, 89 n.o. against Essex in the Benson & Hedges Cup Final 1983 and his 67 against Kent in the NatWest Trophy Final 1984 epitomise his reliability for the Three Seaxes. Since retiring he has captained the 2nd XI and is now M.C.C. Head Coach at Lord's.

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