Carl Bulfin      

Full name Carl Edwin Bulfin

Born August 19, 1973, Blenheim, Marlborough

Current age 40 years 347 days

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Carl Edwin Bulfin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 4 2 1 9 7* 9.00 8 112.50 0 0 0 1 1 0
First-class 22 31 5 338 47 13.00 0 0 5 0
List A 53 34 12 322 59* 14.63 0 1 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 4 3 102 109 0 - - - 6.41 - 0 0 0
First-class 22 3121 1626 50 5/53 32.52 3.12 62.4 3 1
List A 53 2407 1816 66 3/15 3/15 27.51 4.52 36.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v South Africa at Napier, Mar 25, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI Scotland v New Zealand at Edinburgh, May 31, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1996-2001
List A span 1996-2001
Profile

Carl Bulfin was at one time considered by selectors to be the quickest bowler in the country. The young Marlborough cricketer first came to prominence with the introduction of Super Max Cricket in 1996. His blonde dreadlocks and raw talent captured public attention. In the subsequent three years Bulfin traded the dreadlocks for a No. 1 and moved from Central Districts to the Wellington. The first indication that Carl Bulfin was in contention for international selection was his inclusion in the preliminary World Cup squad of 19 players in February 1999. He was called into the New Zealand side for the last three ODIs against South Africa in early 1999 in place of Simon Doull. Bulfin struggled to maintain control over his pace and direction and conceded 78 runs in the 11 overs he bowled. The selectors stuck with him for the World Cup, looking for extra firepower. However he played only one game, against Scotland, in the tournament and then angered the NZ board and Nottinghamshire after reneging on an agreement to play for the county. Two poor domestic seasons followed and he faded from the game.
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