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Wes Durston

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Full Name: Wesley John Durston
Born: October 6 1980 , Taunton
County: Derbyshire
Other teams: Somerset, Wiltshire, Unicorns
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak


Viewed as a player of great potential at Somerset, the hard-hitting Durston was in danger of drifting out of the game after losing his contract in 2009. However, a whirlwind innings of 117 from 68 balls for the Unicorns in a thrilling Clydesdale Bank 40 victory over Sussex Sharks put him back on the radar and he duly relaunched his career with Derbyshire. After enjoying a breakthrough season at Taunton in 2005, which saw him strike a maiden first-class hundred, Durston played 13 four-day games the following summer and averaged 38 with the aid of seven fifties. Opportunities proved limit...

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