Full name Mark Hamilton Dekker
Born December 5, 1969, Gatooma (now Kadoma), Mashonaland
Current age 47 years 45 days
Major teams Zimbabwe, Matabeleland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Karachi, Dec 1-6, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Dec 26-30, 1996 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Oct 31, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Peshawar, Nov 3, 1996 scorecard|
|First-class span||1990/91 - 1996/97|
|List A span||1992/93 - 1997/98|
Mark Dekker was a solid top-order batsman and an excellent cover fielder who had a dramatic entry to Test cricket when, in Pakistan in 1992-93, he carried his bat at Rawalpindi in only his second match. He made a brace of 68s and featured in century partnership in each innings, but was left stranded when Zimbabwe, chasing 240, crashed from 135 for 1 to 187. Those were his only scores over fifty in his 14 Tests and his eventual average was very disappointing.
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