Daryl Raymond Tuffey
(born 11 June 1978 in Milton
) is a New Zealand cricketer
who has represented New Zealand at Test
level, and plays domestic first class cricket
for Northern Districts Knights
. He is playfully known as Daryl "Huffy-Puffy" Tuffey by his Northern Districts team mates due to his heavy breathing when bowling. This is a play on words of huffing and puffing.
Cricinfo journalist Lynn McConnell has described Tuffey as a bowler with "an amazing penchant for taking wickets in the first over he bowl". Tuffey made an uninspiring debut, conceding 127 runs for no wickets against Australia in 1999–00
, but took his first Test wickets in his next match, ending with three for 38 in the final innings as opponents South Africa chased down 101 on the final day.
Tuffey played his first full Test series at home against Pakistan in 2000–01
. Tuffey got sixteen wickets in the series, including a Man of the Match
-performance with seven wickets for 77 in the final Test, which New Zealand won by an innings and 185 runs to tie the series 1–1. He also played all five ODIs against Pakistan, ending with thirteen wickets in the ODI series to become New Zealand's leading wicket-taker in the series. The series against Pakistan included a career-best four for 24 at Napier
, which won him... Read More