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Paddy Clift      

Full name Patrick Bernard Clift

Born July 14, 1953, Salisbury (now Harare)

Died September 2, 1996, Durban North, Natal, South Africa (aged 43 years 50 days)

Major teams Rhodesia, Leicestershire, Natal

Nickname Paddy, Paddles

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education St George's College, Harare

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 319 446 91 8393 106 23.64 2 31 161 0
List A 243 172 49 2427 91 19.73 0 4 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 319 51972 21610 876 8/17 24.66 2.49 59.3 26 2
List A 243 11712 7510 295 4/13 4/13 25.45 3.84 39.7 9 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1971-1988
List A span 1972-1988
Profile

Leicestershire's 1996 Championship joy was dimmed by news of the death of one of the club's finest players of not so long ago. Paddy Clift, who was only 43, died in Durban on Sept 2, succumbing to bone-marrow cancer. He leaves a wife and three children.

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