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Full name Alan William Mansell
Born May 19, 1951, Redhill, Surrey
Died April 22, 2010 (aged 58 years 338 days)
Major teams Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|List A span||1972-1975|
Alan Mansell was Sussex's wicketkeeper in the early 1970s, playing two complete seasons in 1974 and 1975. He was a decent lower-order batsman, with four fifties to his name. He subsequently coached, mainly locally, but had a spell in South Africa with Border and Western Province.
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