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David Fulton

Cricketer, former Captain of Kent County Cricket Club

BA Politics & International Relations (Rutherford 1990)

 

David Fulton played first-class cricket for Kent for 15 years until 2006. He is now a cricket journalist with The Times and Sky Sports.

David made his debut for Kent in 1992 and became captain in 2003 after sharing the role with Matthew Fleming during the previous season. An astute leader on the field, Steve Waugh singled Fulton's captaincy out for special praise, suggesting that he might one day be in line to lead England: "He has a good cricket brain, is a top-class batsman, is courageous and team-oriented, has attitude and is willing to back his instincts."

However, Fulton was nearly forced to end his career prematurely when, facing a bowling machine in the nets before the 2003 season, a ball hit him in his left eye. He had major surgery, seeing three specialists and was sidelined for eight weeks, but returned to take charge.

Kent decided not to renew his contract at the end of 2006. Fittingly, he went out with a bang, scoring 155 against Middlesex in his final innings for the county at Canterbury.

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