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|Date of Birth||25th November 1982||Height||6’4"|
|Debut||2013||Years of Service||2013-|
|Capped||2016||Nickname(s)||Mitch, Ellen, Precious, Massive Head|
|Bat||Left-hand||Best Bat||77 for Kent v Leics, Leicester 2014|
|Bowl||Right arm fast-medium||Best Bowl||6/105 for Durham v Somerset|
|Shirt Sponsor||Charlie Harris|
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After a successful loan spell in 2013, Mitch joined the county permanently in the winter and will be looking to become the spearhead of Kent’s attack in 2014.
The Australian-born seamer made the most of his British passport to sign for Yorkshire in 2005, but after just two first-class appearances he joined Durham where he shone amongst a large pool of pace bowlers.
Despite being a regular wicket-taker, he was allowed to join Kent on loan and excelled. Against the touring New Zealanders, Mitch took 5-31 in a T20 tour match and he went on to become the Spitfires leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game, claiming 13 scalps – with best figures of 3-22 against the Sussex Sharks.
He returned to help Durham secure the county title at the end of last season, but not before Kent had secured his permanent signature.
The left-hander can also add useful lower-order runs and with an average of over 15, he looks set to be an important acquisition.
He received county cap 212 during the 165th Canterbury Cricket Week in 2016.
Claydon passed 250 first class wickets and reached 150 wickets in T20 in 2017.