Full name John Desmond Nel
Born July 10, 1928, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 88 years 263 days
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1949 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1957 scorecard|
|First-class span||1947/48 - 1960/61|
Jack Nel was a right-hand opening batsman and a good fielder who played in all five Tests against Australia in 1949-50 but was out of his depth, managing only 139 runs in nine innings with a best of 38. He was recalled in 1957-58, again against Australia, but made 7 and 4 in his only appearance. For Western Province, Nel was a regular for more than a decade.
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