Cameron Cuffy

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Cameron
Personal information
Full name Cameron Eustace Cuffy
Born (1970-02-08) 8 February 1970 (age 44)
South Rivers, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut 18 November 1994 v India
Last Test 30 October 2002 v India
ODI debut 17 October 1994 v India
Last ODI 3 December 2002 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
Years Team
1990–2004 Windward Islands
1994 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 15 41 86 98
Runs scored 58 62 375 182
Batting average 4.14 4.42 5.06 7.91
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 15 17* 37 24*
Balls bowled 3,366 2,153 14,910 5,045
Wickets 43 41 252 105
Bowling average 33.83 35.02 26.00 30.20
5 wickets in innings 0 0 8 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 4/82 4/24 7/80 4/24
Catches/stumpings 5/– 5/– 30/– 21/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 21 October 2010

Cameron Eustace Cuffy (born February 8, 1970) is a former West Indian cricketer, who was often likened to Joel Garner and Curtly Ambrose. 6-foot 8 inches tall, he seemed to deliver the ball from the clouds. But there the comparisons ended with his famous predecessors.

He made his Test debut against India in 1994 but was totally ineffective on the slow pitches there. It was a surreal sight watching a giant fast bowler being hit around the park, not being able to make much of an impression on the Indian batsmen. He did however make somewhat of an impression on Sachin Tendulkar, dismissing him 3 times in his Test career.

He was in and out of both the Test and one-day teams in the 1990s and after 2000, his international career was over. As a batsman, he was a genuine rabbit, averaging 4.14 in Test cricket.

Cameron Cuffy has the distinction of winning a man of the match award in a One Day International without scoring a run, taking a wicket or holding a catch. Playing against Zimbabwe at Harare in the opening fixture of a Coca Cola Cup tournament on 23 June 2001 he won the match award for his analysis of 10-2-20-0. As the hosts managed only 239 for 9 in reply to 266 for 5 by West Indies, Cuffy's economy was crucial. No other bowler in the match conceded fewer than 35 runs from his full 10-over entitlement.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joe Scuderi
Nelson Cricket Club professional
2004
Succeeded by
Nathan Hauritz