Dave Callaghan

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Dave Callaghan
Personal information
Full nameDavid John Callaghan
Born (1965-02-01) 1 February 1965 (age 54)
Queenstown, Eastern Cape
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsJustin Kemp (cousin)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 22)7 December 1992 v India
Last ODI14 April 2000 v Australia
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 29 146 216
Runs scored 493 7,730 5,304
Batting average 25.94 36.12 32.74
100s/50s 1/0 18/37 2/33
Top score 169* 171 169*
Balls bowled 444 8,651 5,643
Wickets 10 126 147
Bowling average 36.50 29.07 29.00
5 wickets in innings 0 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 1 0
Best bowling 3/32 5/24 4/31
Catches/stumpings 6/0 113/0 48/0
Source: Cricinfo, 14 April 2017

David John Callaghan (born 1 February 1965) is a former South African international cricketer. Despite there being a distance of eight years between his first and last One Day International, Callaghan only played 29 times for South Africa, he was born at Queenstown, Eastern Cape.

Domestic career[edit]

His first-class career lasted 19 years, with time being spent in England with Suffolk and Nottinghamshire. Primarily a right-handed batsman, he was also a handy pace bowler. Callaghan's cousin, Justin Kemp, played Test and ODI cricket for South Africa.

Callaghan was a member of a South African Schools side in 1983 side which toured England under the name Albatrosses; that side contained Mark Rushmere (also a Cricketer of the Year), Dave Rundle, Daryll Cullinan, Meyrick Pringle and Salieg Nackerdien, among others. In Provincial cricket, he played much of his career in an Eastern Province side which contained the strongest batting lineup at the time in the country, Kepler Wessels, Phil Amm, Mark Rushmere and Kenny McEwan.

International career[edit]

The defining moment of his international career was an innings of 169 not out, made against New Zealand at Centurion during the Mandela Trophy in 1994. Opening the batting, Callaghan made 169 off 143 balls and hit 4 sixes; this happens to be the highest score in ODIs by a batsman, who have scored only one 50-plus knock in their career. He also took his career best figures of 3 for 32 and was the obvious choice for man of the match. Callaghan's innings was his first after recovering from testicular cancer.[1]


  1. ^ Dave Callaghan returned to International Cricket with a bang after beating cancer

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