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Dirk Nannes

Key facts

Full Name: Dirk Peter Nannes
Born: May 16 1976 , Mount Waverly, Melbourne, Victoria
Other teams: Netherlands, Nottinghamshire, Middlesex, Surrey
ODI debut: Scotland v Australia, Edinburgh, Aug 28 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm fast-medium

Biography

The Australian left-arm seamer came to professional cricket relatively late in life, making his first-class debut aged 29 for Queensland in 2005-06. His previous career in skiing, which almost gained him a place on Australia’s Winter Olympic team in the 1990s, had occupied most of his twenties. It was only when Nannes began to take his cricket seriously that he came to the attention of Queensland’s selectors and his ski-travel company had to take a back seat. He had a mixed start to his state career appearing the 2005-6 Pura Cup final in just his second first-class match as Victoria lo...

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