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Derek Stirling
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Derek Stirling

New Zealand

INTL CAREER: 1984 - 1986

Full Name

Derek Alexander Stirling

Born

October 05, 1961, Upper Hutt, Wellington

Age

59y 355d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

A burly right-arm fast-medium bowler, Derek Stirling started his first-class career brightly. Aged just 19, he took 6 for 75 against Northern Districts in January 1982, figures he never bettered. He became one of the many New Zealanders under shadow of Richard Hadlee for the rest of the decade.

He made his one-day international debut in Sri Lanka at the end of 1983-84, oddly before his selection for a Young New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe. Stirling then played all three Tests in Pakistan in 1984-85, acqutting himself well on what were trying pitches, including 4 for 88 in the third Test at Karachi.

But he fell out of favour just before New Zealand's momentous back-to-back series wins against Australia in 1985-86. Stirling responded with 26 domestic first-class wickets and toured England in 1986, where his second-innings dismissal of Derek Pringle at Nottingham helped open the door to a victory that could have slipped away. But at The Oval, in his final Test appearance, he bowled too short on a fast track, and in one over was carted by Ian Botham - returning from a ban - for 24. He played league cricket in Scotland in 1984.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test6921082615.4229436.730011310
ODI6522113*7.003953.84001030
FC841063016517521.7205270
List A6553155474414.3900170
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test610902601134/885/17046.233.9969.30100
ODI6624620762/292/2934.505.0441.00000
FC841164469482066/7533.723.5856.5050
List A6528402004904/104/1022.264.2331.50500
Derek Alexander Stirling
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