Tim May

Timothy Brian Alexander May (born 26 January 1962) is a former Australian cricketer for South Australia domestically. He was, until June 2013, a leading players' representative in his role as Chief Executive of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA). May played in 24 Tests and 47 ODIs in an injury-interrupted career between 1987 and 1995.

Tim May
Personal information
Full nameTimothy Brian Alexander May
Born (1962-01-26) 26 January 1962
North Adelaide, South Australia
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
Domestic team information
1984–1996South Australia
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 24 47
Runs scored 225 39
Batting average 14.06 9.75
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 42* 15
Balls bowled 6,577 2,504
Wickets 75 39
Bowling average 34.74 45.43
5 wickets in innings 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 5/9 3/19
Catches/stumpings 6/– 3/–
Source: CricInfo, 12 December 2005

International career

An off-spin bowler, May propelled the ball from a high action with considerable accuracy, a skill that made him Australia's first-choice bowler in One Day Internationals prior to the ascent of Shane Warne. During the 1993 Ashes series in England, May often bowled in tandem with Warne and they captured 55 wickets between them. His best bowling in Tests was 5/9 in 199293 against the West Indies in the fourth Test at the Adelaide Oval.

May recorded his best Test score (42 not out) in the Adelaide Oval match mentioned above, almost seeing Australia through to an unlikely victory against the rampant West Indies pace attack. On one occasion during the 199293 World Series Cup, May was substituting for the injured Dean Jones and dropped a catch from Rameez Raja at extra cover, forcing Jones to return.

After cricket

In 1997, May became the inaugural CEO of the Australian Cricketers' Association and was a significant influence in its establishment as an important organisation in Australian cricket. In June 2005, he was appointed as the CEO of FICA, based in Austin, Texas. May was the driving force behind the staging of the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal match in 2004. On 5 June 2013 May announced his resignation as CEO of FICA.[1]


  1. "Frustrated Tim May quits FICA". ESPN Cricinfo. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  • Benaud, Richie (1991). Border & Co: A Tribute To Cricket's World Champions. Hamlyn Australia. ISBN 0-947334-31-9.

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