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Martin van Jaarsveld

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Full Name: Martin van Jaarsveld
Born: June 19 1974 , Klerksdorp, South Africa
County: Kent
Other teams: South Africa, Northamptonshire, Northern Transvaal, Northerns, Titans
Test debut: South Africa v Bangladesh at East London, Oct 18-21, 2002
ODI debut: South Africa v Bangladesh at Benoni, Oct 6, 2002
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Only picked intermittently by South Africa, van Jaarsveld has marked himself out as a colossus for Kent. He decided to turn his back on international cricket by signing a two-year contract for Kent through the Kolpak ruling at the start of the 2005 season. He made nine Test and 11 one-day international appearances for South Africa but was never a regular member of the side and decided to concentrate on domestic cricket. His last appearance came in the second Test against England in December 2004, when his second-innings knock of 49 helped the Proteas hang on for a draw at Kingsmead. He...

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