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Darren Maddy

Maddy is an elegant opening batsman who spent much of his career at Leicestershire.

His form in the domestic game earned selection for England A and a double century against Kenya helped win a call-up to the senior one-day side for two Texaco Trophy games against South Africa in 1998.

He made his Test debut against New Zealand at The Oval the following year and was selected for the winter tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Maddy made a further two Test appearances against South Africa, with a top score of 24, and also featured in six ODIs, striking a half-century in the final game against Zimbabwe in Harare.

Things did not work out at international level, but the introduction of Twenty20 cricket proved fruitful for Maddy.

He formed a formidable opening partnership with Brad Hodge as Leicestershire won the 2004 Twenty20 Cup.

For a period, Maddy was the leading run-scorer in that game’s shortest format. He helped Leicestershire secure the Twenty20 title for a second time in three years in 2006.

After making the move to Warwickshire, whom he captained in his first season, Maddy was included in England’s squad for the World Twenty20 in 2007, though he failed to make any real impact.

Having led Warwickshire back to the top-flight, he relinquished captaincy duties with Ian Westwood taking over.

Maddy suffered a cruciate ligament injury in 2009 and had a poor season in first-class cricket the following year, leading to more of a bit-part role in 2011.