Full Name

Franklyn Dacosta Stephenson


April 08, 1959, Halls, Holders, St James, Barbados


64y 319d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Tall, with a beard and a permanent sunny smile, Franklyn Stephenson somehow missed out on Test selection, mainly because he toured South Africa with the rebel sides of the early 1980s and incurred a ban. But he was a fearsome proposition as a bowler, mixing up pace and swing with a moon-ball slower delivery that frequently crashed into the base of the stumps while bewildered batsmen ducked for cover. Stephenson was no slouch with the bat, either: his maiden century, made for Barbados after coming in as nightwatchman, turned into a rollicking 165. His finest hour came at the end of the 1988 season, by which time he was playing for Nottinghamshire after a brief flirtation with Gloucestershire. Going into the last match Stephenson had already steamed past 100 wickets, but needed around 200 runs to complete 1000 and the first double since Richard Hadlee, also of Notts, four years before. Stephenson sailed to the target in epic style, slamming 111 and 117. He added 11 wickets as well to round off his one-man show. After a long and winding career (he actually made his first-class debut for Tasmania, and later played for Orange Free State in South Africa and fitted three handy seasons with Sussex) Stephenson took to golf, which he played to professional standards back home in Barbados.
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Franklyn Stephenson Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A28224234471710822.67216610


List A2821430189214486/96/919.913.7431.91790

Debut/Last Matches of Franklyn Stephenson

FC Matches

1981/82 - 1996/97

List A Matches

1981/82 - 1996/97

Recent Matches of Franklyn Stephenson

Sussex vs Derbyshire281/4812-Jul-1995HoveList A
Sussex vs Devon37*1/6627-Jun-1995HoveList A
Sussex vs Kent18*1/6516-May-1995HoveList A
Sussex vs Surrey--2/3502-May-1995The OvalList A
Sussex vs Ireland53/2925-Apr-1995HoveList A

Photos of Franklyn Stephenson

Franklyn Stephenson in action
Franklyn Stephenson bowls
Franklyn Stephenson bowls during a rebel game in South Africa
Franklyn Stephenson signs autographs during the West Indies rebel tour of South Africa