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Jack Nel      

Full name John Desmond Nel

Born July 10, 1928, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 86 years 204 days

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 11 0 150 38 13.63 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 35 63 5 1839 217* 31.70 4 6 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1949 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947-1961
Profile

Jack Nel was a right-hand opening batsman and a good fielder who played in all five Tests against Australia in 1949-50 but was out of his depth, managing only 139 runs in nine innings with a best of 38. He was recalled in 1957-58, again against Australia, but made 7 and 4 in his only appearance. For Western Province, Nel was a regular for more than a decade.
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