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Will Jefferson

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Full Name: William Ingleby Jefferson
Born: October 25 1979 , Derby
County: Leicestershire
Other teams: Nottinghamshire, Essex, Durham UCCE
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


Standing 6ft 10in, Jefferson was tipped as a future England batsman after scoring freely since making his Essex debut in 2002, and was named on the provisional National Academy intake for 2003-04, although not part of the final selection. He scored over 800 runs in his first season for Essex, including 165 not out against Nottinghamshire in the final match to help wrap up the Championship Division Two title. He averaged 52.25 during a hugely productive 2004 which yielded 1,411 championship runs, only to be dropped the following season due to dip in form. He responded by posting the high...

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