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David Follett      

Full name David Follett

Born October 14, 1968, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Current age 45 years 269 days

Major teams Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 18 22 8 87 19 6.21 0 0 5 0
List A 36 12 8 44 10* 11.00 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 18 2549 1509 44 8/22 34.29 3.55 57.9 3 1
List A 36 1701 1320 57 4/17 4/17 23.15 4.65 29.8 2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1995-1999
List A debut 1995
Last List A Staffordshire v Surrey at Leek, May 4, 2005 scorecard
Profile

David Follett was a brisk opening bowler with a good faster ball whose career was blighted, and ultimately ended, by injury. He came late to the professional game, being signed from Staffordshire (after turning out for three county 2nd XIs as well) and making his debut for Middlesex in 1995 aged 26, and in the first two Championship matches of 1996 (his third and fourth first-class outings) he took 5 for 94 against Gloucestershire and a career-best 8 for 22 against Durham. However, a shin injury limited him to four appearances that summer, although he headed the county averages with 23 wickets at 19.91. At the end of the year he moved to Northamptonshire for domestic reasons, but further injuries restricted him to only 11 first-class and 14 one-day appearances in three seasons.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Essex at Chesterfield - Jul 7-10
Derbyshire 275 & 237/5 Essex 277
Hampshire v Gloucs at Southampton - Jul 7-10
Hampshire 297 Gloucs 446/5
Leics v Kent at Leicester - Jul 7-10
Leics 217 & 388 Kent 302 & 66/1
Middlesex v Somerset at Uxbridge - Jul 7-10
Middlesex 338 & 169/2 Somerset 264/9d
Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds - Jul 7-10
Yorkshire 426 Durham 231 & 59/1 (f/o)
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