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Will Jefferson      

Full name William Ingleby Jefferson

Born October 25, 1979, Derby

Current age 34 years 274 days

Major teams Durham MCCU, Essex, Nottinghamshire

Nickname Santa, Lemar, Jeffer

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 10 in

Education Oundle School; Durham University

Relation Grandfather - J Jefferson, Father - RI Jefferson

William Ingleby Jefferson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 119 212 14 7096 222 35.83 17 27 127 0
List A 101 98 6 3144 132 34.17 4 18 43 0
Twenty20 69 66 6 1254 83 20.90 976 128.48 0 6 138 42 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 119 120 60 1 1/16 60.00 3.00 120.0 0 0 0
List A 101 24 9 2 2/9 2/9 4.50 2.25 12.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 2000
Last First-class Kent v Leicestershire at Canterbury, May 23-25, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A Leicestershire v Surrey at Leicester, Aug 21, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Ruhuna at Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 21, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Leics 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Stowe 5 Jun 2012 Other OD
19, 7 Leics v Kent Canterbury 23 May 2012 FC
0, 49 Leics v Essex Leicester 16 May 2012 FC
3 Leics v Ruhuna Hyderabad (Deccan) 21 Sep 2011 T20
6 Leics v Trinidad & T Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 Sep 2011 T20
0, 2* Leics v Gloucs Bristol 7 Sep 2011 FC
20, 19 Leics v Middlesex Lord's 30 Aug 2011 FC
20 Leics v Indians Leicester 29 Aug 2011 T20
35 Leics v Somerset Birmingham 27 Aug 2011 T20
23 Leics v Lancashire Birmingham 27 Aug 2011 T20
Profile

Towering at 6ft 91/2 ins, Will Jefferson made big strides for Essex from his debut in 2000 before moving north to Trent Bridge at the end of 2006. An opening batsman with a range of attacking strokes, Jefferson excelled at school and university level, and announced himself in county cricket with his first full season with Essex in 2002. He scored nearly 800 runs at an average of little under 40, including a match-winning 165 not out against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford to seal Essex's promotion to Division One. That innings also earned him his county cap. But he suffered from a string of injury problems and found himself unable to secure a regular place, and at the end of 2006 he left Essex by mutual consent to join Nottinghamshire. He suffered an unfortunate injury when he put his hand through a window and severed tendons in his hand, but with some consistent performances before another move, this time to Leicestershire. England Lions is as far as he has managed for national honours.
Cricinfo staff September 2010

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Aug 27, 2011

Will Jefferson pulls during his fluent 35, Leicestershire v Somerset, Final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston, August 27 2011

Will Jefferson pulls during his fluent 35

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Aug 27, 2011

Will Jefferson drives down the ground, Lancashire v Leicestershire, Friends Life t20, 1st Semi Final, Edgbaston, August 27 2011

Will Jefferson drives down the ground

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Aug 27, 2011

Will Jefferson booked Leicestershire a place in the final by smashing three boundaries in the Super Over , Lancashire v Leicestershire, Friends Life t20, 1st Semi Final, Edgbaston, August 27 2011

Will Jefferson booked Leicestershire a place in the final by smashing three boundaries in the Super Over

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

County Results
Somerset v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 18, 2010
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Gloucs v Surrey at Bristol - Sep 13-16, 2010
Surrey won by 10 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets
Lancashire v Notts at Manchester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Leics won by 10 wickets
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Worcs won by 4 wickets
Yorkshire v Kent at Leeds - Sep 13-16, 2010
Kent won by 4 wickets
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