Full name Frederick William Herbert Nicholas
Born July 25, 1893, Federated Malay States
Died October 20, 1962, Kensington, London (aged 69 years 87 days)
Major teams Essex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Grandson - MCJ Nicholas
|First-class span||1912 - 1929|
Fred Nicholas was a fine allround amateur sportsman who won Blues at Oxford for football and athletics, going on to play 11 times for England's amateur football side. He was a member of the Corinthians side which knocked Blackburn Rovers out of the FA Cup in 1923-24, and ran as a sprinter for his country.
He first played as a wicketkeeper and lower-order batsman for Essex in 1912, returning in the 1920s to captain the side, by which time he sometimes batted in the top three. In 1926 he had his best season, making 726 runs including his only hundred, 140 against Surrey at Leyton.
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze