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Full name Akhil Patel
Born June 18, 1990, Nottingham
Current age 24 years 41 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman
Height 5 ft 10 in
Relation Brother - SR Patel
|First-class debut||Cambridge UCCE v Derbyshire at Cambridge, Apr 25-27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire at Worcester, May 29-Jun 1, 2011 scorecard|
|List A debut||Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Hove, Sep 7, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Nottinghamshire v Sri Lanka A at Nottingham, Aug 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|23, 0/0, 17, 0/10||Lincolnshire||v Herts||Cleethorpes||20 Jul 2014||Other|
|4/25, 36||Nthants 2nd||v Sussx 2nd XI||Desborough||14 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|32, 0/17, 20, 1/8||Lincolnshire||v Cambs||Wisbech||6 Jul 2014||Other|
|7, 28, 0/61||Nthants 2nd||v Glouc 2nd XI||Alveston||1 Jul 2014||Other|
|67||Nthants 2nd||v Glouc 2nd XI||Alveston||30 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|14, 1/37, 18, 0/14||Lincolnshire||v Northumb||Gosforth||22 Jun 2014||Other|
|5/60, 10, 1/40, 21||Lincolnshire||v Staffs||Sleaford||8 Jun 2014||Other|
|2||Lincolnshire||v Cheshire||Woodford||25 May 2014||Other OD|
|18||Lincolnshire||v Northumb||Lincoln||18 May 2014||Other OD|
|42||Lincolnshire||v Cumberland||Woodhall Spa||27 Apr 2014||Other OD|
The younger brother of Samit, who impressed so much with Nottinghamshire in 2007, Akhil is a mirror image of his brother with the bat. He has scored plenty of runs at junior levels and, along with Derbyshire colleague Tom Poynton, was part of the ECB Under-17 squad for the midlands in July 2007. He made his first-class debut in April 2007, making a composed 31 against Cambridge UCCE.
Patel left Derbyshire for Nottinghamshire, with whom he signed a two-year contract in 2009. Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's director of cricket, noted how quickly Patel had developed in the 12 months leading up to his new contract. Alas, his progress seemed to stall thereafter. Languishing in the county's second XI for much of his time at Trent Bridge, Patel made only three Championship appearances in 2011, with a high score of 24, and was released by Nottinghamshire at the end of the season.
Alan Curr September 2011
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