Kevin Darlington Article

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Kevin Darlington
Personal information
Full nameKevin Godfrey Darlington
Born (1972-04-26) 26 April 1972 (age 46)
New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Domestic team information
1995–2002 Guyana
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 30 22 3
Runs scored 154 3
Batting average 6.41 3.00
100s/50s –/– –/– –/–
Top score 18 3 *
Balls bowled 4,508 840 72
Wickets 79 18 2
Bowling average 28.79 25.27 45.00
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6/25 2/14 2/19
Catches/ stumpings 7/– 2/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 March 2010

Kevin Godfrey Darlington (born 26 April 1972) is a Guyanese-born American cricketer. Darlington is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast-medium. Darlington currently represents the United States national cricket team.

Career with Guyana

Darlington made his first-class debut for Guyana in 1995 against Barbados and his List-A debut in the same season against the Leeward Islands. From 1995 to 2002 Darlington represented Guyana in 30 first-class matches, with his final appearance for the side coming against the Leeward Islands. In List-A cricket he represented Guyana in 22 matches from 1995 to 2000, with his final match coming against Bermuda.

In his 30 first-class matches for Guyana he took 79 wickets at a bowling average of 28.79, with three five wicket hauls and best figures of 6/25 against Trinidad and Tobago in 2001. In List-A cricket he took 18 wickets at an average of 25.27, with best figures of 2/14.

Move to America

Following the end of his first-class career with Guyana, Darlington moved to the United States. In 2010 he made his debut for the United States against the UAE in a pre-tournament warm up match for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. During the tournament Darlington made his full Twenty20 debut against Scotland, where he took 2 wickets as the USA went on to win by 6 wickets. He followed this up by playing matches against Ireland and Afghanistan, both of which the United States lost.

Later in February 2010, Darlington represented the United States in the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Five, where he ended the tournament as the leading wicket taker with 14 wickets as the United States gained promotion to the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Four in Italy.

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