Full name Steven John Palframan
Born May 12, 1970, East London, Cape Province
Current age 45 years 82 days
Major teams South Africa, Boland, Border, Eastern Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Jan 21, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v West Indies at Karachi, Mar 11, 1996 scorecard|
|First-class span||1990/91 - 2002/03|
|List A span||1991/92 - 2002/03|
Much was expected of Steve Palframan when he emerged as South Africa's No. 2 wicketkeeper behind Dave Richardson. Blessed with a keen eye, his batting was inconsistent, varying from excellent to what one critic described as "downright inept". His wicketkeeping was unspectacular but steady. His chances to impress came when Richardson fractured his left index finger on the eve of the 1996 World Cup and he was called into the squad. He played in all the games but when Richardson returned he was soon overtaken by Mark Boucher in the pecking order.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?