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Mark Nelson

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Full Name: Mark Nelson
Born: September 24 1986 , Milton Keynes
Batting Style: Left-hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm Fast-Medium


Nelson endured a tough time trying to break into the Northamptonshire first-team in 2008. Born in nearby Milton Keynes, Nelson played for the Northamptonshire Academy and the Second XI as a teenager. Nelson represented England at youth level before being added to the Under-19 World Cup squad to go to Sri Lanka in 2006 when Worcestershire's Richard Jones was ruled out with a back injury. He proved to be one of England's key performers at the World Cup, starting in the first warm-up match against pre-tournament favourites India when he hit 34 and took 3-37 with his medium-pace. A middle-...

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