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Full name Andrew Carter
Born August 27, 1988, Lincoln
Current age 26 years 112 days
Major teams Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Brother - M Carter
|First-class debut||Oxford UCCE v Nottinghamshire at Oxford, Jun 18-20, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire at Nottingham, May 11-14, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Essex v Nottinghamshire at Southend-on-Sea, Aug 9, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire at Worcester, May 12, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford, Jul 18, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Nottingham, Jun 13, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/12||Notts||v Warwickshire||Nottingham||13 Jun 2014||T20|
|2/42||Notts||v Derbyshire||Derby||6 Jun 2014||T20|
|3/31||Notts||v Durham||Nottingham||30 May 2014||T20|
|2/21, 5*||Notts||v Worcs||Nottingham||23 May 2014||T20|
|2/23||Notts||v Lancashire||Nottingham||16 May 2014||T20|
|2/49, 0/16||Notts||v Northants||Nottingham||11 May 2014||FC|
|4, 3/90||Notts||v Somerset||Taunton||4 May 2014||FC|
|5/55, 0, 2/40, 4||Notts||v Warwickshire||Nottingham||27 Apr 2014||FC|
|8, 3/74, 0, 0/28||Notts||v Middlesex||Lord's||13 Apr 2014||FC|
|11*, 2/25, 0, 0/64||Notts||v Lancashire||Nottingham||6 Apr 2014||FC|
Andy Carter's progress has been hampered by injuries since he joined Nottinghamshire in 2008. A tall fast bowler with an ability to mix aggressive short balls and yorkers from a great height, he made his first class debut in 2009 but has never achieved an injury-free run to explore his full potential.
His high spot was a call up by England Lions in March 2011 after he had bowled impressively in the nets at the National Cricket Centre in Loughborough. He was flown to the Caribbean to make his Lions debut, under the charge of Nottinghamshire's director of cricket Mick Newell.
However, more injury problems followed. He needed an ankle operation early in his career, and even though he followed up his Lions tour by taking 4 for 20 -- all bowled -- against Derbyshire in a Twenty20 match at Trent Bridge, he was plagued by abdominal and hamstring injuries.
He made a breakthrough in 2012, playing in nine of Nottinghamshire's County Championship matches and grossing 47 wickets across all three formats. But back trouble struck him down in 2013 and after again raising hopes with a hostile pre-season in Barbados, his 2014 season ended with confirmation of a back stress fracture.
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