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Dion Nash


Born at Auckland, New Zealand in 1971, Dion Nash was a right-arm fast medium bowler and a lower order right-handed batsman. After an impressive performance for New Zealand versus England at Lord's in the 2nd Cornhill Test of the 1994 series, when he scored 56 runs and took 6 for 76 and 5 for 93 (match figures of 11 for 169), the county signed him and he made his debut for Middlesex in 1995 and was capped in his first season. He promised much but suffered injury in his second season and despite trying hard to regain his fitness his contract was terminated at the end of the 1996 season. For Middlesex his best performances were with the bat 67 versus Essex at Chelmsford and with the ball 5 for 35 versus Hampshire at Lord's both in 1995. He represented Northern Districts twice between 1990/91-1991/92 and again since1995/96, Otago from 1992/93 to 1993/94 and he played 32 Tests for New Zealand between 1992/93 and his retirement in 2002. He took 93 wickets at 28.48 and scored 729 runs at 23.51 while in One-Day Internationals he took 64 wickets and hit 624 runs in his 81 matches. Nash is now an active spokesperson for the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association.