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Date of Birth: 26th March 1975
Place of Birth: Sacriston, County Durham
Batting Style: Right Hand
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast
Honours: England U19 1993 & 1994
Locally born Melvyn spent much of the early part of the season recovering from a persistent groin injury which he picked up on the England 'A' tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa, 1998/99. The fast bowler made a good recovery to take 20 First-Class wickets which took his Durham total to179.
5'10" RHB RFM. FC debut for Durham v Somerset (Hartlepool) 1993. Did not play for 1st XI 1994. Cap 1998. England A Tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa 1999. HS 57* v Sussex (Hove) 1996 - sharing a record 10th wkt stand of 103 with D M Cox, BB 9-64 v Northants (Northampton)1997 - seasons best. SL HS 21 v Hampshire (Riverside) 1997, SL BB 3-22 v Derbyshire (Riverside) 1997. NW HS 14 v Middlesex (Southgate) 1998, NW BB 3-33 v Scotland (Riverside) 1996. B&H HS 20* v Worcestershire (Riverside) 1998, B&H BB 2-26 v Worcs (same match). Durham II debut 1992, HS 70 v Worcs II (Felling) 1996, BB 5-85 v Worcs II (Sunderland) 1994. Durham debut in Tilcon Trophy (Harrogate) 1993 v Yorkshire . England U19 1993 & 1994, toured Sri Lanka 1993/94.
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