About Gary Keedy
Gary is a slow left arm off spinner
Gary is a slow left arm off spinner currently playing for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. He started his career at Yorkshire before moving across the Pennines in 1994 to play for Lancashire. He stayed with Lancashire for 18 years, becoming one of the leading wicket takers in county cricket.
Capped by Lancashire in 2000
In 2000, Gary was capped by Lancashire. He enjoyed his most successful season with them in 2004, taking 72 championship wickets. Gary was granted a benefit year by Lancashire in 2009 for his services to cricket. In the same year he also represented England Lions against Australia. The advent of T20 cricket allowed Gary to transfer his wicket taking ability and excellent economy rate into the one day arena, where he helped Lancashire to 4 finals days.
Lifting the County Championship trophy in 2011
One of Gary’s finest moments in a Lancashire shirt was when he was lifting the County Championship trophy in 2011. In the competition, he was the team’s leading wicket-taker with his bowling attack, taking 61 wickets.
Bangladesh Premier League in 2012
Gary was proud to represented Sylhet Royals in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League in 2012.
Time for a change in 2013, with a move to Surrey
After mentoring the likes of Simon Kerrigan and Stephen Parry it was time to move on for a new challenge. In 2013 Gary moved to Surrey. Acknowledged by Surrey’s director of cricket, Chris Adams, as on of the leading bowlers in county cricket for over a decade, his contribution was fully appreciated. He played a valuable role in the dressing room helping to impart his experience to the younger members of the squad alongside some telling contributions on the field, notably his 7-99 at Headingley.
2014, an amazing season with Nottinghamshire!
For the 2014 season, Gary joined Nottinghamshire as the assistant physiotherapist and specialist spin bowling coach, as well as being registered to play. Still at the top of his game, what an amazing season it has turned out to be!