Darren Maddy

Country: England
Born: May 23, 1974, Leicester
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Darren Maddy Bio

Darren Lee Maddy is a former English cricketer who made his mark on the sport through his explosive performances in the short-form of the game. Born on 23 August 1974 in Leicester, England, Maddy’s time as an international cricketer may have been brief, but his impact on the sport was noteworthy.

Maddy’s career began with Leicestershire County Cricket Club, where he honed his skills and showcased his potential. He played a pivotal role in Leicestershire’s back-to-back County Championship triumphs in 1996 and 1998. These successes established Maddy as a promising batsman, and he proved his mettle by scoring a remarkable double hundred during an England A tour to Kenya.

While his early domestic performances hinted at a bright future, Maddy struggled to translate his skills onto the international stage. His international career got off to a rocky start as he faced challenges against New Zealand and South Africa. However, Maddy’s determination and hard work paid off when he discovered his true calling in the emerging format of Twenty20 cricket.

Maddy’s true potential shone through in the short-form of the game, and by the end of the 2006 season, he became the first batsman in the world to surpass 1000 runs in Twenty20 matches. Crucially, he played a vital role in leading his team to victory in the Twenty20 cup in both 2004 and 2006. Maddy’s contributions were not limited to his explosive batting; his bowling and fielding skills made him an invaluable asset, always remaining in the thick of the action.

As his success in one-day matches soared, Maddy’s form in the Championship suffered. With a slump in his performances, he found himself slipping down the batting order and eventually out of the side. In 2006, a rumored unrest with Leicestershire led to Maddy signing with Warwickshire at the end of the season.

Maddy’s tenure with Warwickshire began with a bang as he was appointed captain following the resignation of Heath Streak after the opening Championship match in the 2007 season. Under his captaincy, Warwickshire gained promotion in the Championship in 2008. However, Maddy decided to relinquish the captaincy during the winter and handed the responsibility over to Ian Westwood.

Beyond his playing career, Maddy has ventured into coaching and analyzing the game. He has shared his vast knowledge and expertise by serving as a coach in various capacities and working as a cricket analyst.

Darren Maddy’s journey in cricket is a testament to his resilience and adaptability. Despite facing initial challenges at the international level, he found his true calling in the fast-paced world of Twenty20 cricket. With explosive batting, excellent bowling, and remarkable fielding skills, Maddy left an indelible mark on the sport. Today, he continues to contribute to cricket as a coach and an astute analyst, sharing his wisdom with the next generation of players.

Darren Maddy Career Stats

Darren Maddy Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 0 46 24 11.5 190 24.21 0 0 4 0 4 0
T20Is 4 4 0 113 50 28.25 80 141.25 0 1 12 3 1 0
ODIs 8 6 0 113 53 18.83 206 54.85 0 1 10 0 1 0
FC 284 460 32 13796 229* 32.23 - - 27 63 - - 290 0
List A 365 335 37 9091 167* 30.5 - - 11 53 - - 142 0
T20s 97 95 12 2534 111 30.53 1932 131.15 1 15 255 78 41 0

Darren Maddy Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 1 84 40 0 - - - 2.85 - 0 0 0
T20Is 4 2 18 26 3 2/6 2/6 8.66 8.66 6 0 0 0
ODIs 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 284 - 15534 7969 253 5/37 - 31.49 3.07 61.3 - 5 0
List A 365 - 7505 6497 223 4/16 4/16 29.13 5.19 33.6 4 0 0
T20s 97 69 899 1195 52 3/10 3/10 22.98 7.97 17.2 0 0 0

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