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Full name Neil Donald Martin
Born August 19, 1979, Enfield, Middlesex
Current age 35 years 2 days
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education Wheatfields, St Albans; Verulam, St Albans
|List A span||1997-1998|
Neil Martin was a fast-medium bowler and lower-order batsman who played twice for Middlesex in 1998 without any success. He appeared for the 2nd XI between 1996 and 1998 and in 1997 had opened the bowling with Ryan Sidebottom for England Under-19s in a Test against Zimbabwe.
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