Daryll Cullinan

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Daryll Cullinan OBE
Personal information
Full nameDaryll John Cullinan
Born (1967-03-04) 4 March 1967 (age 53)
Cape Province, South Africa
BowlingRight arm off break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 253)2 January 1993 v India
Last Test23 April 2001 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 25)9 February 1993 v Pakistan
Last ODI4 November 2000 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
1984/85–1990/91Western Province
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 70 138 246 330
Runs scored 4,554 3,860 16,261 8,824
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 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
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 former South African first-class cricketer who played Test cricket and One Day Internationals for South Africa as a specialist batsman.

Domestic career[edit]

Cullinan 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.[2] Despite a first-class career spanning almost 20 years, sources such as the Herald Sun quote Cullinan as being Shane Warne's bunny.

Cullinan was also involved in an unusual stoppage when 'calamari stopped play'. During a regional match in South Africa, Cullinan hit fellow 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".[3]

International career[edit]

Cullinan's 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).

Cullinan averaged 12.75 against Australia, falling to Shane Warne on four occasions.[4] Cullinan also fell to Warne eight times in One-Day Internationals.[5]

Cullinan's career Test average of 44.21 is only surpassed by eleven South Africans with more than ten Tests.[6]

After cricket[edit]

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.[7]

Daryll Cullinan's career performance graph


  1. ^ "Wonderbat or Warne's bunny?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Hookes hurtles to a hundred". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  3. ^ Turning the tables, Cricinfo, Retrieved 3 May 2009
  4. ^ Cricinfo Statsguru: DJ Cullinan bowlers dismissed by in Tests
  5. ^ Cricinfo Statsguru: DJ Cullinan bowlers dismissed by in ODIs
  6. ^ "South Africa Highest averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  7. ^ Former Proteas batsman Daryll Cullinan sequestrated, SportLive. Retrieved 29 November 2013