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Joel Pope

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Full Name: Joel Ian Pope
Born: October 23 1988 , Surrey
County: Leicestershire
Other teams: Middlesex 2nd XI
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


Pope is a wicketkeeper-batsman on the MCC Young Cricketers' books and signed a two-year professional contract with Leicestershire at the end of the 2007 season. MCC head coach Clive Radley was so impressed with Pope he said: "He has got the best pair of hands I've seen since becoming MCC Head Coach in 1991." Pope's uncle is the Middlesex wicketkeeper Ben Scott. In 2008 he made his Foxes debut in the Natwest Pro40.

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