Mitchell Claydon> is an Australian born English cricket player who has also played for the Durham cricket team other than Yorkshire cricket team. Born in Fairfield in New South Wales in 1982, Mitchell is fondly known as Lips, because of his full facial features and also as Ellen DeGeneres, due to his hairstyle.
This left handed batsman and right arm medium fast pacer made his debut in cricket for Yorkshire Second XI team. During this match, he was economical with the ball and got through the Second XI side in 2005. Later on, he played for the team at a Bangladeshi tour, with the team of Bangladesh A playing against 8 first class counties from around the country.
In 2006, Lips made his debut in County Championship, though the match was unfinished and he was actionless most of the time of the match. Finally, he got a chance to excel in a County Championship against the Durham team at number ten position. Along with Anthony McGrath with a partnership of 83, he remained till the end of the game.
As he holds a British passport, he signed for Durham team in the beginning season. In 2007-10 season, in Main F.C, and in 2008-2010 season, in Main List A, Mitchell played several matches. He also played Main Twenty20 in 2008-2010 for the same team.