Daryll Cullinan

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Daryll Cullinan
Personal information
Full name Daryll John Cullinan
Born (1967-03-04) 4 March 1967 (age 50)
Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off break
International information
National side
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
Years Team
1983–1985 Border
1984–1985 Impalas
1985–1991 Western Province
1991–1997 Transvaal
1995 Derbyshire
1997–2003 Gauteng
2001 Kent
2003–2004 Easterns
2004–2005 Titans
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 70 138 246 330
Runs scored 4554 3860 16261 8824
Batting average 44.21 32.99 44.79 32.32
100s/50s 14/20 3/23 44/79 9/49
Top score 275* 124 337* 127*
Balls bowled 120 174 992 378
Wickets 2 5 10 8
Bowling average 35.50 24.80 48.60 38.62
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/10 2/30 2/27 2/30
Catches/stumpings 67/– 62/– 245/– 155/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 June 2008

Daryll John Cullinan (born 4 March 1967) is a South African former cricketer, who played Test cricket and One Day Internationals for South Africa as a specialist batsman.

He was the youngest South African to score a first-class century, at the age of 16.[1] 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.[2] Cullinan also fell to Warne eight times in One-Day Internationals.[3]

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".[4]

Cullinan was the coach of the Kolkata Tigers in the Indian Cricket League.

In November 2013, Cullinan was sequestrated for failing to pay back Azrapix Investments CC R19300.[5]

Daryll Cullinan's career performance graph