Born at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey in 1957, Keith Tomlins was a right-handed middle order batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. He represented Middlesex between 1977 and 1985 in 84 matches before moving to Gloucestershire for whom he played 24 matches between 1986 and 1987. During his career he accumulated 3,880 runs (av. 27.13) with five centuries including a top score of 146 for Middlesex versus Oxford University at the Parks in 1982. He took just 4 wickets (Av. 90.00) with a best of 2 for 28 for Middlesex versus Kent at Lord's in 1982 and he held 66 catches. He toured abroad twice with Middlesex to Zimbabwe in 1980/81 and with Gloucestershire to Sri Lanka in 1986/87. He was in 1998 named as the ECB cricket coach for the western region.