University of Leeds.
McLean is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. McLean made his debut for the Northamptonshire Board (NCB) against the Essex Board in the 1999 MCCA Knockout Trophy. He made three further appearances in that competition in 2000, as well as making his List A debut for the NCB against Northumberland in the 2000 National Westminster Trophy at the County Ground, Northampton.
Bowling ten overs in Northumberland"s innings, McLean took the wicket of Wayne Falla to finish with figures of 1/21.
Two years later he made a fifth and final MCCA Knockout Trophy appearance for the NCB against Devon, as well as making a second and final List A appearance in the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy against the Yorkshire Board at the County Ground. While attending the University of Leeds, McLean played for Leeds/Bradford UCCE before it gained first-class status.