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Tim Linley

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Full Name: Timothy Edward Linley
Born: March 23 1982 , Horsforth, Leeds
County: Surrey
Other teams: Sussex
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Linley at best looked set for career in county second XIs when Sussex released him in 2006 following a single senior appearance. However, he joined Surrey in 2008 and over the next two seasons grew as a reliable seamer. It was in 2011, though, that he realised his potential, taking 73 County Championship wickets at an average of 18.34 as Surrey earned promotion. Life in the top flight proved tougher, but he helped Surrey stay up in 2012. He continued to impress at the Kia Oval, taking regular wickets even as Surrey were eventually relegated in 2013, but struggled to hold a place consis...

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