|Full name||Daryll John Cullinan|
4 March 1967 |
Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa
|Bowling style||Right arm off break|
|Test debut (cap 253)||2 January 1993 v India|
|Last Test||23 April 2001 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 25)||9 February 1993 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||4 November 2000 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 2 June 2008|
He was the youngest South African to score a first-class century, at the age of 16. He also achieved the highest first-class score in domestic South African cricket at the time, scoring 337 not out.
His highest Test score was 275 which was a South African record at the time (as of 2012 the highest score by a South African in tests is 311 not out by Hashim Amla versus England).
Despite a first-class career spanning almost 20 years, sources such as the Herald Sun quote Cullinan as being Shane Warne's bunny. Cullinan averaged 12.75 against Australia, falling to Shane Warne on four occasions. Cullinan also fell to Warne eight times in One-Day Internationals.
Cullinan's career Test average of 44.21 is only surpassed by nine South Africans with more than ten Tests.
Cullinan was also involved in an unusual stoppage when 'calamari stopped play'. During a regional match in South Africa, Cullinan hit fellow SA international Roger Telemachus for six, whereupon it ended up in the kitchen and straight into a pan of fried calamari. According to Wisden, "Daryll Cullinan hit a six into a frying pan. It was about ten minutes before the ball was cool enough for the umpires to remove the grease. Even then, [the bowler] was unable to grip the ball and it had to be replaced".
In November 2013, Cullinan was sequestrated for failing to pay back Azrapix Investments CC R19300.
- "Wonderbat or Warne's bunny?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- Cricinfo Statsguru: DJ Cullinan bowlers dismissed by in Tests
- Cricinfo Statsguru: DJ Cullinan bowlers dismissed by in ODIs
- Turning the tables, Cricinfo, Retrieved 3 May 2009
- http://www.sportlive.co.za/cricket/morecricket/2013/11/28/former-proteas-batsman-daryll-cullinan-sequestrated Retrieved 29 November 2013