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Full name Chris John Duval
Born August 3, 1983, Elizabeth Vale, South Australia
Current age 30 years 360 days
Major teams South Australia, Tasmania, Tasmania Second XI
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 1.93 m
|First-class debut||Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 12-15, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2010 scorecard|
|List A debut||South Australia v Queensland at Adelaide, Nov 7, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Victoria v South Australia at Geelong, Dec 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 12, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Tasmania v South Australia at Launceston, Jan 15, 2009 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/13||South Aust||v Victoria||Geelong||4 Dec 2010||LA|
|3/33||South Aust||v Tasmania||Hobart||1 Dec 2010||LA|
|10, 2/90||S Aust U23s||v NSW U23s||Adelaide||23 Nov 2010||Other|
|24, 0/26, 0/30||South Aust||v Western Aust||Adelaide||29 Oct 2010||FC|
|24, 1/16||South Aust||v Western Aust||Adelaide||27 Oct 2010||LA|
|3/68||South Aust||v Queensland||Townsville||24 Oct 2010||LA|
|0/61, 32||South Aust||v Tasmania||Adelaide||17 Oct 2010||LA|
|1/92, 31*, 87||South Aust||v NSW||Adelaide||11 Oct 2010||FC|
|1, 2/40||South Aust||v NSW||Adelaide||9 Oct 2010||LA|
|3/58, 22*, 2/17, 0||S Aust U23s||v WA U23s||Perth||5 Oct 2010||Other|
A baseball scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers has given the most praise to Chris Duval's career. Timed pitching at 137kph during a trial in 2004, the talent spotter said he would contact the Dodgers and say he'd found an "interesting kid". Cricket coaches were also interested in him and he spent two off-seasons at the Academy. Since then his cricket career has been more regular pitch than vicious curve ball, and after an unproductive two-year stint at Tasmania, he returned home to South Australia for 2009-10, where he first appeared on the domestic scene four years earlier. He played three Shield matches last summer, picking up four wickets, and a one-dayer.
Leaving his native South Australia after only two limited-overs games, Duval appeared in Tasmania's 2nd XI in 2005-06, but also suffered a knee tendon injury. The following season he earned his first one-day cap for the Tigers against his old state and claimed 1 for 54 after making a handy 32. His first-class debut came in 2007-08 but in four appearances he was unable to claim more than one wicket in an innings. After collecting nine victims from three first-class matches in 2008-09 he had itchy feet again, and accepted an offer to return to Adelaide Oval, where the Redbacks were rebuilding their bowling stocks.
Cricinfo staff September 2010
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