Steve Elworthy

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Steve Elworthy
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1988–1997 Northern Transvaal
1996 Lancashire
1997–2003 Northerns
2003 Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 4 39
Runs scored 72 100
Batting average 18.00 12.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 48 23
Balls bowled 867 1702
Wickets 13 44
Bowling average 34.15 28.06
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/66 3/17
Catches/stumpings 1/- 9/-
Source: Cricinfo, 25 January 2006

Steven Elworthy (born 23 February 1965 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia) is a former South African cricketer (right arm fast-medium bowler) who has fostered a career in administration with Cricket South Africa and the ECB.

International career[edit]

After 10 years of playing first class cricket Elworthy made his One Day International (ODI) debut at age 32 for South Africa on April 3, 1998 against Pakistan. His test debut was later that year, July 23 against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

He went on to play a total of four Tests and 39 One Day Internationals for South Africa between 1998 and 2002. .[1]

Domestic career[edit]

In South Africa he played for Northerns over a 14 season career. In 2000–01 he was the leading wicket taker in South African first class cricket with 52 at 18.11. He was named one of five South African Cricket Annual Cricketers of the Year in 2002. He departed amicably from the Northerns squad in 2003,[2] effectively marking his retirement as a professional player.

Elworthy also played English county cricket. In 1996 he spent a season at Lancashire. This was a difficult year with modest on-field success (26 wickets at 41), capped by being dropped on the morning of the B&H Cup Final.[1] In 2003 he filled in for six weeks at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club while the club's full-time foreign players Stuart MacGill and Chris Cairns fulfilled international obligations.[3]

He played for English club side Hinckley Town and also was a professional player for many years for English club teams Rishton and Flowery Field.

Cricket Administration[edit]

Since his retirement Elworthy has become a successful cricket administrator as Cricket South Africa's commercial and communications manager. He was appointed as tournament director for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa in 2007. In February 2010 Elworthy was appointed as Director of Marketing and Communications for the England and Wales Cricket Board.[4]