David Boyd (cricketer)
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David Boyd Cricketer

David Boyd
Personal information
Full nameDavid Laurence Boyd
Born (1955-11-21) 21 November 1955 (age 64)
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia,
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
1982-1984Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 12 9
Runs scored 246 26
Batting average 18.92 6.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 43* 13*
Balls bowled 1861 462
Wickets 25 15
Bowling average 41.24 18.33
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/40 5/15
Catches/stumpings 5/- 0/-
Source: CricketArchive,

David Laurence Boyd (born 21 November 1955) is a former Australian cricketer who played several seasons for Western Australia during the early 1980s.

Born in Kalgoorlie,[1] Boyd played a number of matches for the Australian under-19 cricket team in 1972, at a time when underage cricket when relatively unorganised and international matches were rare.[2] For Western Australia, he played a number of matches at colts level from the late 1970s onwards,[3] but did not play at state level until the 1981-82 season, when he made both his first-class and List A debuts.[4][5] Bowling left-arm fast-medium, Boyd was more regularly selected the following season, taking eight wickets from five Sheffield Shield matches as part of a pace attack that at various stages included Dennis Lillee, Ken MacLeay, Wayne Clark, and Terry Alderman.[6]

Boyd was more successful in the limited-overs McDonald's Cup, which at the time was played as a knockout competition. He took 10 wickets from four games, including the tournament's final, in which Western Australia defeated New South Wales.[7] In the semi-final against Victoria, held in March 1983 at the WACA Ground, Boyd took match figures of 5/15 from seven overs, helping Western Australia bowl out Victoria for 112.[8] Named man of the match, his performance was the first five-wicket haul taken at List A level for Western Australia, and remains the best bowling figures overall for the state.[9] Failing to maintain his form over the following seasons, he played six further matches for Western Australia (three first-class and three limited-overs), all during the 1983-84 season.[4][5] Boyd subsequently spent time playing cricket in England. After returning to Australia, he gained coaching certification from the Australian Cricket Board, and went on to serve as a coach in the Northern Territory. In 1990, he spent a period playing and coaching for the Johor Cricket Association in Malaysia, as part of a reciprocal agreement with the Northern Territory Cricket Association.[2]

See also


  1. ^ David Boyd - ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b 'KILLING TWO BIRDS' WITH BOYD - New Straits Times. Published 16 January 1990. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  3. ^ Miscellaneous Matches played by David Boyd (7) - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b First-Class Matches played by David Boyd (12) - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b [http:/ /www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/11/11732/List_A_Matches.html List A Matches played by David Boyd (9)] - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  6. ^ Sheffield Shield 1982/83: Bowling for Western Australia - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  7. ^ Western Australia v New South Wales, McDonald's Cup 1982/83 (Final (1982/83 Competition)) - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  8. ^ Western Australia v Victoria, McDonald's Cup 1982/83 (Semi-Final) - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  9. ^ Most Wickets in an Innings for Western Australia - CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 December 2012.

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