David Griffiths

Country: England
Born: September 10, 1985, Newport, Isle of Wight
Height: 6ft 1in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast

David Griffiths Bio

David Andrew Griffiths is an English cricketer who is known for his talents as a pace bowler. Born on September 1, 1985, he has had a career filled with both triumphs and setbacks, with injuries often hindering his progress.

Griffiths began his cricketing journey at Hampshire’s Academy, where his potential was recognized and he gained England U-19 honours. In 2005, he was awarded a one-year deal with Hampshire, but his debut season was marred by a stress fracture of the back, causing him to miss the entire summer.

It wasn’t until 2009 that Griffiths was able to consistently feature in Hampshire’s 1st XI. One of the highlights of that season was his performance against Gloucestershire in a NatWest Pro40 match, where he took impressive figures of 4 for 29, helping his team secure a three-wicket victory at the Rose Bowl.

Throughout his career, Griffiths struggled with a recurring pattern of injuries. Despite these setbacks, he managed to make notable contributions when given the opportunity. In 2012, during the Clydesdale Bank 40 Final at Lord’s, he dismissed the renowned England batsman, Ian Bell, on 81 runs, ultimately playing a significant role in Hampshire’s victory.

In 2013, Hampshire released Griffiths due to his persistent injuries, leaving both parties frustrated and regretful. He then joined Kent, where he expressed hopes of bringing pace and flair to their bowling attack. However, his time at Kent was plagued by further injuries, severely limiting his appearances for the team.

After a tricep injury in the pre-season and a back operation in mid-season in 2015, Griffiths’ determination to reward Kent’s loyalty remained unwavering. He showed glimpses of his form in regular appearances for their NatWest T20 Blast side in 2016. Unfortunately, at the end of the season, he left the county, ending his tenure with Kent.

Throughout his 12-year career, Griffiths achieved 100 appearances in all formats, a testament to his perseverance amidst a string of injuries. His journey in professional cricket was undoubtedly one of the most challenging and painful on the county circuit.

Griffiths may not have had the opportunity to fulfill his true potential due to his injury troubles. However, his moments of brilliance, such as his career-best figures of 6 for 63 against Gloucestershire, showcased his skill and highlighted the impact he could have had if injuries had not plagued him.

Despite his departure from Kent, Griffiths remains a talented bowler with immense potential. With the right opportunity and a stroke of good fortune, he has the ability to make a lasting impact in the world of cricket.

David Griffiths Career Stats

David Griffiths Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 38 52 19 220 31* 6.66 835 26.34 0 0 26 5 4 0
List A 31 11 9 30 12* 15 72 41.66 0 0 1 0 5 0
T20s 31 7 4 38 18* 12.66 41 92.68 0 0 1 2 6 0

David Griffiths Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 38 64 6007 3828 113 6/63 7/102 33.87 3.82 53.1 7 4 0
List A 31 30 1185 1191 37 4/29 4/29 32.18 6.03 32 1 0 0
T20s 31 30 622 921 32 4/22 4/22 28.78 8.88 19.4 1 0 0

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