David Fitzgerald      

Full name David Andrew Fitzgerald

Born November 30, 1972, Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 47 years 53 days

Major teams South Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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David Andrew Fitzgerald
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 67 127 5 4221 202* 34.59 13 14 47 0
List A 44 44 1 1351 114 31.41 2 9 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 67 6 2 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
List A 44 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class South Australia v Victoria at Adelaide, Feb 1-4, 2004 scorecard
List A span 1994/95 - 2002/03

After a slow start, David Fitzgerald's big break in state cricket arrived in 1997-98 when South Australia's selectors afforded him the chance to enjoy an extended run as an opening batsman for the Redbacks. Two successive centuries duly arrived in his first three games of the season and he has rarely had need to look over his shoulder since. A composed right hander who is particularly strong off the back foot and hits pull, cut and hook strokes with great authority, Fitzgerald has stood tall as the state team has battled to re-assert itself in the wake of the departure of a number of the key players from its Sheffield Shield-winning squad of 1995-96. He has produced a number of outstanding innings and his effort in scoring an unbeaten 111 against Pakistan in 1999-2000, becoming the first South Australian player in seven seasons to carry his bat in the process, will long be remembered. Runs haven't always come as easily - he moved to Adelaide in 1995 following two seasons of frustration during which he had failed to establish himself in his native Western Australia - but his career has been expertly resurrected in the years since. (John Polack, August 2001)

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Nov 8, 2000

David Fitzgerald - Portrait 2000

David Fitzgerald - Portrait 2000

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Oct 19, 2000

Portrait of David Fitzgerald, September 2000

David Fitzgerald - Portrait September 2000

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Dec 26, 1999

26 Nov 1999: South Australian Batsman David Fitzgerald after his 114 runs in the One Day Mercantile Mutual Cup match against Victoria at The Adelaide Oval. He was caught by Victorias' Robertson bowled by Ian Harvey. South Australia won the match by 93 runs.

David Fitzgerald after scoring 114 runs

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Australian Cricket Academy 1993

Western Australia 1993/94 to 1994/95