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Paul Franks

Key facts

Full Name: Paul John Franks
Born: February 3 1979 , Mansfield
Country: England
County: Nottinghamshire
Other teams: England A
ODI debut: England v West Indies, Trent Bridge, Jul 20 2000
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium

Biography

A veteran of many campaigns for Nottinghamshire, Franks started his career with a bang in 1997 when he claimed the county’s first hat-trick for a decade in what was his first full season. Fast bowler Franks won the County Championship title twice with Nottinghamshire, in 2005 and 2010. He was expected to have a full and fruitful England career as well, having won the Under-19 World Cup, but a knee injury curtailed his progress. Fittingly, perhaps, his only appearance for England so far came at Trent Bridge in a one-day international in July 2000, though he went wicketless for 48 runs.

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