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Ashley Anthony Metcalfe (born 25 December 1963[1] in Horsforth, Leeds, Yorkshire, England) was an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1983 to 1995,[1] and Nottinghamshire in 1996 and 1997. He played for Orange Free State in the 1988/89 season, and for Cumberland in the Minor Counties from 1998 to 2003.

Ashley Metcalfe
Personal information
Full nameAshley Anthony Metcalfe
Born (1963-12-25) 25 December 1963 (age 55)
Horsforth, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight arm off break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 216 241
Runs scored 11,938 7,059
Batting average 34.30 33.37
100s/50s 26/57 5/46
Top score 216* 138
Balls bowled 428 48
Wickets 4 3
Bowling average 90.50 15.66
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 2/18 2/44
Catches/stumpings 82/- 60/-

He won his Yorkshire cap in 1986, the year he was voted the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year, but despite scoring nearly 12,000 first-class runs, higher honours eluded him. He scored a half century in his only appearance for England Young Cricketers in 1983.

Metcalfe was an attacking stroke maker and, with Martyn Moxon, compiled an unbroken opening partnership of 242 against Warwickshire in a one day match at Headingley in 1990. He scored a vital 47 in Yorkshire's 1987 Benson and Hedges Cup final win over Northamptonshire at Lord's, after picking up his fourth gold award in the quarter final victory over Hampshire, for scoring an unbeaten 93.

He later played club cricket at Farsley C.C., as did former the Yorkshire captain, Phil Carrick. He currently coaches Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

His father-in-law is the former Yorkshire and England captain and manager, Ray Illingworth.


  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 374. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.

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