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Full name Martin John Thursfield
Born December 14, 1971, South Shields, Co Durham
Current age 42 years 210 days
Major teams Hampshire, Middlesex, Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|List A span||1993-1997|
Martin Thursfield was a quick bowler who was unable to secure a regular place at any of the three counties he played for. He started at Middlesex, moved to Hampshire for five seasons before ending up at Sussex where he was released three months into a one-year contract. He only once took a five-for, 6 for 130 against Middlesex for Hampshire in 1994. He continued to play a good standard of club cricket in Durham.
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