Full name Steven James Magoffin
Born December 17, 1979, Corinda, Queensland
Current age 37 years 223 days
Major teams Leicestershire 2nd XI, Queensland, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Sussex, Western Australia, Worcestershire
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 1.94 m
Education Indooropilly High School, Curtin University, Perth
|First-class debut||Western Australia v Tasmania at Perth, Oct 17-20, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sussex v Worcestershire at Hove, Jun 2-5, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Western Australia v Tasmania at Perth, Oct 15, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff, Jun 8, 2016 scorecard|
|T20s debut||South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Jan 10, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Sussex v Gloucestershire at Hove, May 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/18||Sussex||v Worcs||Hove||2 Jun 2017||FC|
|2/41, 0/4||Sussx 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Fulking||23 May 2017||Other|
|5/51, 5, 0*||Sussex||v Notts||Nottingham||21 Apr 2017||FC|
|0/26, 1*, 1/23||Sussex||v Cardiff MCCU||Hove||7 Apr 2017||Other|
|3/36, 12, 0/48||Sussex||v Gloucs||Bristol||20 Sep 2016||FC|
|5/38, 13, 5/32, 0||Sussex||v Worcs||Hove||12 Sep 2016||FC|
|5/50, 2*, 2/32||Sussex||v Leics||Leicester||6 Sep 2016||FC|
|0*, 5/88, 8||Sussex||v Kent||Hove||31 Aug 2016||FC|
|2/48, 16, 3/50||Sussex||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||23 Aug 2016||FC|
|5/73, 0, 2/18||Sussex||v Gloucs||Hove||13 Aug 2016||FC|
Tall, thin and fast, Steve Magoffin is a successful Western Australian import who has stepped comfortably into the first-class arena since leaving Queensland. With the state's bowling stocks faltering, the Warriors looked to Magoffin, who was a Queensland Academy of Sport player, and he made his debut in 2004-05, playing every Pura Cup match and adding 28 wickets at 35.10. At 194cm, Magoffin has a similar frame to his mentor Greg Rowell, the former Australia A bowler, and he is an especially intimidating prospect on the WACA. He can also swing the ball and has been responsible for big hauls, including a career-best 8 for 47 against South Australia in 2005-06. He finished that season with 25 victims at 25.52 and then spent the winter in England, where he starred against the touring Sri Lankans with 4 for 14 in their warm-up game against the Sir Paul Getty XI.
Magoffin continued his impressive run in 2006-07 with 33 wickets at 27.57 and he was equal third on the FR Cup tally with 15 victims at 23.73. The wickets kept coming the following summer when he picked up 35 in the Pura Cup at 25.48 and was the state's leading FR Cup bowler with 14 victims at 27.21. A successful spell with Worcestershire followed for Magoffin, who went even higher after another strong home campaign. Having captured 38 breakthroughs in the 2008-09 Sheffield Shield, he was flown to South Africa as a stand-by player for the injury-hit national squad.
Magoffin is a regular in county cricket and had spells at Leicestershire, Worcestershire and Surrey before signing with Sussex ahead of the 2012 season. He was an immediate success there, taking 7 for 34 on his debut for the county to deliver Sussex victory over Lancashire. A level two coach, Magoffin was a part-time Academy scholarship holder in 2001 and wishes he could play the guitar.
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