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Keith Barker

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Full Name: Keith Hubert Douglas Barker
Born: October 21 1986 , Manchester
County: Warwickshire
Other teams: England Lions
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium-fast


A left-arm swing bowler and destructive lower-order batsman, Barker is from a cricketing family, epitomised by the fact his late father’s best friend was Sir Garry Sobers. He only turned to cricket after first trying to make it as a footballer - representing England Under-19s and being on Blackburn Rovers' books before he slipped down the divisions. Warwickshire offered him a contract in 2009, originally wooed by his batting, and he struck a pair of centuries in 2011. Fresh from re-modelling his bowling action over the winter, Barker performed brilliantly during the 2012 LV= County C...

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