Alan Mansell

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Alan Mansell
Personal information
Full name Alan William Mansell
Born (1951-05-19)19 May 1951
Redhill, Surrey, England
Died 22 April 2010(2010-04-22) (aged 58)
Cuckfield, Sussex, England
Batting Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1969–1975 Sussex
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 58 39
Runs scored 1,098 165
Batting average 15.25 7.17
100s/50s –/4 –/–
Top score 72* 28
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 109/6 39/5
Source: Cricinfo, 18 July 2012

Alan William Mansell (19 May 1951 – 22 April 2010) was an English cricketer. Mansell was a right-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Redhill, Surrey.[1]

Starting his career when Jim Parks, Jr. was still Sussex's first choice wicket-keeper, Mansell made his first-class debut for the county against Cambridge University in 1969 at the County Ground, Hove. In 1970, he made three first-class appearances, against Gloucestershire and Middlesex in the County Championship, as well as against the touring Jamaicans.[2] He made two further first-class appearances in the 1971 County Championship, both against Hampshire, as well as playing against Cambridge University.[2] His second appearance against Hampshire at the United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth, saw him record his maiden half century, with a score of 51.[3] He didn't feature in first-class cricket in the 1972 season, but did make his List A debut against Worcestershire in the first round of the 1972 Gillette Cup.[4]

He featured more in the 1973 season, with Jim Parks, Jr. having left Sussex at the end of the previous season. He made eleven first-class appearances, ten of which came in that season's County Championship,[2] with Mansell scoring 98 runs at an average of 8.16, with a high score of 20 not out, while behind the stumps he took 17 catches and made a single stumping.[5] In List A cricket, he made five appearances, with three coming in the Benson & Hedges Cup and two in the John Player League.[4] Mansell made nineteen appearances in the 1974 County Championship, as well as playing a further first-class match against Oxford University.[2] He scored 470 runs at an average of 17.40, with a high score of 72 not out,[5] which came against Somerset at the County Ground, Hove.[6] He took 32 catches behind the stumps, as well as making 2 stumpings.[5] In List A cricket, he made sixteen appearances, spread across the Benson & Hedges Cup, John Player League and Gillette Cup,[4] scoring 84 runs at an average of 8.40, with a high score of 28, while behind the stumps he took 18 catches and made 2 stumpings.[7]

The 1975 season was to be his last with Sussex, with Mansell making twenty first-class appearances, the last of which came against Lancashire in that season's County Championship.[2] He scored 448 runs in his final season, which came at an average of 16.00, with a high score of 52.[5] One of two half centuries he made that season, this score came against Oxford University.[8] Behind the stumps he took 40 catches.[5] In List A cricket, he made seventeen appearances in that season which were spread across the Benson & Hedges Cup, John Player League and Gillette Cup, with his final appearance coming against Lancashire.[4] He scored 70 runs in his seventeen matches, which came at an average of 7.00, with a high score of 17.[7] In total, Mansell made 58 first-class appearances, scoring 1,098 runs at an average of 15.25, with a high score of 72 not out, which was one of four half centuries he made. Behind the stumps, he took 109 catches and 6 sumpings,[9] This makes him Sussex's fourteenth most successful wicket-keeper in first-class cricket.[10] In List A cricket, he made a total of 39 appearances, scoring 165 runs at an average of 7.17, with a high score of 28. Behind the stumps, he took 39 catches and made 5 stumpings.[11] He is the seventh most successful wicket-keeper for Sussex in List A cricket.[12] He left Sussex at the end of that season and was replaced with Surrey wicket-keeper Arnold Long.

He died at Cuckfield, Sussex, on 22 April 2010, following a battle with Parkinson's disease.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile: Alan Mansell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b c d e "First-Class Matches played by Alan Mansell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Hampshire v Sussex, 1971 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b c d "List A Matches played by Alan Mansell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b c d e "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Alan Mansell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Sussex v Somerset, 1974 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b "List A Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Alan Mansell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Oxford University v Sussex, 1975 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Alan Mansell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "Most Victims in a Career for Sussex". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Alan Mansell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "Most Victims in a Career for Sussex". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 July 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ "Alan Mansell (From The Argus)". The Argus. 28 April 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

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