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Stan Nichols      

Full name Morris Stanley Nichols

Born October 6, 1900, Stondon Massey, Essex

Died January 26, 1961, Newark, Nottinghamshire (aged 60 years 112 days)

Major teams England, Essex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Morris Stanley Nichols
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 14 19 7 355 78* 29.58 0 2 1 11 0
First-class 483 756 85 17827 205 26.56 20 91 326 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 24 2565 1152 41 6/35 8/108 28.09 2.69 62.5 1 2 0
First-class 483 83604 39666 1833 9/32 21.63 2.84 45.6 118 23
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 10-13, 1930 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924-1939
Profile

Morris Stanley Nichols, who died on January 26, aged 60, was, in an era of a good many all-rounders, one of the best. An Essex player from 1924 to 1939, he scored 17,789 runs, average 26.39, as a left-handed batsman strong in strokes in front of the wicket and with right-arm fast bowling took 1,834 wickets for 21.66 runs apiece. Of his 20 centuries the highest was 205 against Hampshire at Southend in 1936. He was first recommended to Essex solely as a batsman, but Percy Perrin, observing his height and strong physique, encouraged him as a pace bowler. How successful this proved is shown by the fact that in each of eleven seasons Stan Nichols dismissed over 100 batsmen, his best being that of 1938 when he took 171 wickets at a cost of 19.92 runs each. He could bowl for long spells without fatigue or loss of accuracy.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1934

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