Monte Lynch

Country: England
Born: May 21, 1958, Plaisance, East Coast, Demerara, British Guiana
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Monte Lynch Bio

Monte Alan Lynch, a hard-hitting and popular middle-order batsman from England, had a brief and bittersweet international career that left many supporters longing for more. Born on July 19, 1958, in Plaisance, British Guiana, Lynch moved to England at a young age and soon discovered his passion for cricket.

Lynch’s talent as a batsman quickly caught the attention of selectors, and he made his international debut for England during the Texaco Trophy against West Indies at Edgbaston in 1988. However, his debut was marred by misfortune as he was run out second ball due to miscommunication with his captain, Mike Gatting. In the subsequent two games, Lynch scored only 2 and 6 runs, failing to make a significant impact. Unfortunately, these matches marked the beginning and end of his international career, as he was not selected again to represent his country.

Despite his short stint with the national team, Lynch’s career was not without its moments of brilliance. Unfortunately, he had a controversial episode in his early years when he joined the first unofficial tour of South Africa by West Indies in 1983-84. This decision resulted in a three-year ban, which coincided with the peak of his performance, leaving fans and selectors questioning what could have been.

Lynch faced another setback in 1989 when he suffered a leg injury while playing football, forcing him to miss the majority of the season. This injury hindered his chances of making a successful comeback, especially as Surrey, his county team, was going through a rebuilding phase. Nonetheless, his popularity with the supporters remained unwavering, as proven by the £107,000 raised during his benefit in 1991.

Determined to continue playing the sport he loved, Lynch decided to move to Gloucestershire in 1994. He spent the next four years representing his new county team before finally retiring from professional cricket at the end of the 1997 season. Despite his retirement from the professional circuit, Lynch’s love for the game persisted, and he continued to play club cricket in Surrey, showcasing his skills and experience to a different audience.

Following his retirement from playing cricket, Lynch ventured into the business side of the sport, dealing in cricket equipment. This transition allowed him to stay connected to the game he had dedicated his life to. Additionally, he remained involved in the cricketing community by playing club cricket, passing on his knowledge and expertise to younger players.

While Monte Lynch’s international career may have been brief and marked by missed opportunities, his hard-hitting batting style and popularity among fans ensured his name remained ingrained in cricketing history. He will forever be remembered as a talented middle-order batsman who captivated audiences with his skills and left them yearning for more.

Monte Lynch Career Stats

Monte Lynch Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 0 8 6 2.66 32 25 0 0 1 0 1 0
FC 359 585 64 18325 172* 35.17 - - 39 88 - - 367 0
List A 378 346 40 8483 136 27.72 - - 7 47 - - 146 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Monte Lynch Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 359 - 2195 1398 26 3/6 - 53.76 3.82 84.4 - 0 0
List A 378 - 729 592 20 3/41 3/41 29.6 4.87 36.4 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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