David Stiff

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This article is about the English cricketer. For the Australian basketball player, see David Stiff (basketball).
David Stiff
Personal information
Full name David Alexander Stiff
Born (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 30)
Dewsbury, England
Nickname Big Stiffy
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2010 Somerset (squad no. 18)
2006–2007 Leicestershire
2004–2006 Kent
2001–2003 Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 20 1
Runs scored 321
Batting average 22.92
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 49
Balls bowled 2578 30
Wickets 43 1
Bowling average 44.32 27.00
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/91 1/27
Catches/stumpings 1/– 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 June 2010

David Stiff (born 20 October 1984 in Dewsbury) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He went to school at Silcoates School, Wakefield but later moved to Batley Grammar School.

The former-Yorkshire fast bowler made headlines for a spell of bowling against Uganda of 4 for 7,[1] identical to fellow bowler Tim Bresnan.

In 2004 Stiff decided to leave Yorkshire amid a lot of interest from other counties. He apparently had interest from a dozen counties and took the opportunity to play for Kent. He toured Australia with the Under-17s in 2001, and with the Under-19s in 2003, also playing in the Under-19s World Cup in Bangladesh.

In 2007, Stiff was released by Kent and went to Leicestershire. At the start of the 2009 season Stiff joined Somerset on a two-month trial and on 14 May 2009 he accepted an extension to his contract which would last until the end of that season. In August 2010, Somerset's Director of Cricket, Brian Rose announced that Stiff's contract would not be renewed for the 2011 season.[2]


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