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Full name Christopher David Nash
Born May 19, 1983, Cuckfield, Sussex
Current age 31 years 315 days
Major teams Auckland, England Lions, Loughborough MCCU, Otago, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI, Sussex Cricket Board
Nickname Nashy, Nashdog, Spidey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Collyers Sixth Form College; Loughborough University
|Last First-class||Northamptonshire v Sussex at Northampton, Sep 23-26, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 4, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Surrey at Hove, Jun 30, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 1/37, 10||Sussex||v Northants||Northampton||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|178, 0/21, 85, 0/2||Sussex||v Notts||Nottingham||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|67, 0/42, 57||Sussex||v Lancashire||Hove||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|24, 0/51||Sussex||v Glamorgan||Hove||20 Aug 2014||LA|
|35, 15||Sussex||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|0/19, 24||Sussex||v Kent||Canterbury||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|30||Sussex||v Somerset||Taunton||10 Aug 2014||LA|
|65, 0/15||Sussex||v Middlesex||Hove||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|4, 0/19||Sussex||v Surrey||The Oval||6 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/17, 4||Sussex||v Durham||Hove||5 Aug 2014||LA|
Chris Nash, Cuckfield-born, has developed into one of the most dependable batsmen on the county circuit. His busy, combative style might rarely have interested England, or indeed many outside his own county, but he has frustrated many a county attack as he has served Sussex well for more than a decade. The respect in which he was held also earned him the Sussex vice captaincy after 10 years in the first-class game.
Nash made his Sussex debut as cover for the injured Mark Davies in 2002. It took five years from then for him to really break through into the first team. In 2009, he passed 1,000 Championship runs in the season for the first time, making four centuries along the way. He repeated the feat in 2010, helping Sussex win promotion back to the top flight and winning him a place in the England Lions squad in 2011.
That he was an integral part of the Sussex set up was further emphasised in 2012 when he was named in the PCA Team of the Year for a season of all-round excellence. As his career progressed, he developed a habit of picking up useful wickets with his offspin and his busily-made runs in Sussex's Friends Life t20 campaign helped them reach finals day. It was no surprise therefore to find him to the fore as the 2013 season ended, his century not only allowing him to pass 1,000 first-class runs again, but bringing Sussex third-place prize money as they beat a Durham side which had already secured the title.
A burst appendix disrupted his 2014 season, an unfortunate episode not helped by a post-surgery gangrene infection. By September, though, a big hundred against Notts at Trent Bridge, his only century of the season, suggested that his busy style had been restored to the full.
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun