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Alan Hansford      

Full name Alan Roderick Hansford

Born October 1, 1968, Cuckfield, Sussex

Current age 52 years 26 days

Major teams Combined Universities, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 10 11 3 109 29 13.62 0 0 3 0
List A 32 14 9 49 13* 9.80 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 10 1921 991 30 5/79 33.03 3.09 64.0 1 0
List A 32 1649 1313 30 5/32 5/32 43.76 4.77 54.9 0 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1989 - 1992
List A span 1989 - 1992
Profile

Alan Hansford was an opening seam bowler for Sussex between 1989 and 1992, although he played for the 2nd XI as early as 1987. He took 4 for 46 and 4 for 29 on his first-class debut against Cambridge University, and in his second Championship match at the end of that summer took a career-best 5 for 79 against Hampshire at Hove. He finished the season with 20 wickets at 24.25 but was unable to recapture that form in subsequent years. In 1989 Hansford was a member of the Combined Universities side, captained by Mike Atherton, which reached the quarter-finals of the Benson & Hedges Cup. Years later Atherton wrote that Hansford was the only gay cricketer he had come across, in response to a letter from Hansford in which he wrote that "there can't be too many gay accountants who dismissed you twice in a first class match".
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