Rick Darling      

Full name Warrick Maxwell Darling

Born May 1, 1957, Waikerie, South Australia

Current age 58 years 66 days

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 27 1 697 91 26.80 0 6 61 1 5 0
ODIs 18 18 1 363 74 21.35 679 53.46 0 1 26 0 6 0
First-class 98 177 22 5554 134 35.83 9 32 31 0
List A 31 31 3 758 101* 27.07 1 3 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 98 32 23 0 - - - 4.31 - 0 0 0
List A 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 28-Feb 3, 1978 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Mumbai, Nov 3-7, 1979 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Australia at St John's, Feb 22, 1978 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 23, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975/76 - 1985/86
List A span 1976/77 - 1985/86
Profile

Rick Darling was a stylish, if inconsistent, opening batsman and outstanding cover fielder whose 14-Test career was over before he turned 23. He got his chance early because of World Series Cricket, and impressed with his fearless cutting and hooking. But with that came the impetuosity of youth, and Darling often wasted a good start. His finest innings came at Sydney in 1978-79, when he laced 91 in a low-scoring match against England. In that same series, at Adelaide, Darling almost died when the gum he was chewing lodged in his throat after he was hit on the heart by a ball from Bob Willis. John Emburey, with a hearty thump, came to the rescue. An unimpressive tour of India followed - he was again hit on the head, this time by Kapil Dev - and even though he continued to plunder runs for his state, he wasn't recalled.
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Rick Darling, Adelaide, December 14, 2014

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