A graduate of the Yorkshire Academy and a former England Under-19 player, left-arm spinner Keedy crossed the Pennines to join Roses rivals Lancashire in 1995.
Among the finest slow bowlers in the country for a large chunk of his career, Keedy harboured realistic ambitions of playing for England until Monty Panesar's emergence.
The arrival of Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan as Lancashire's overseas player inevitably restricted Keedy's appearances, but he underlined his worth to the Lancashire cause with 72 County Championship wickets at 25.68 apiece in 2004.
Despite his advancing years, he continued to prove one of the most consistent performers not only at Lancashire but across the county circuit.
This was emphasised in 2011 when, at the age of 36, he claimed 61 wickets to help the Red Rose to a first outright championship crown since 1934.
Keedy found first-team opportunities harder to come by in 2012 due to the continued emergence of Simon Kerrigan. At the end of the season, aged 37, he joined Surrey on a two-year deal.