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Matthew Nicholson      

Full name Matthew James Nicholson

Born October 2, 1974, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 39 years 282 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Northamptonshire, Surrey, Western Australia

Nickname Nicho

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 1.97 m

Matthew James Nicholson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 14 9 7.00 47 29.78 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 124 171 34 3258 133 23.78 4 6 70 0
List A 79 47 15 485 57* 15.15 0 1 19 0
Twenty20 24 9 4 76 20* 15.20 65 116.92 0 0 3 3 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 150 115 4 3/56 4/115 28.75 4.60 37.5 0 0 0
First-class 124 23366 12147 406 7/62 29.91 3.11 57.5 11 0
List A 79 3530 3123 85 3/23 3/23 36.74 5.30 41.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 24 24 457 608 28 3/12 3/12 21.71 7.98 16.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Surrey v Sussex at The Oval, Aug 20-23, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Sep 2, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Jan 8, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 11, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/62, 2 Surrey v Kent The Oval 2 Sep 2008 LA
0, 1/45, 27, 1/11 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 20 Aug 2008 FC
15, 2/20 Surrey v Northants The Oval 17 Aug 2008 LA
0/61, 43 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 12 Aug 2008 FC
1/14 Surrey v Essex Chelmsford 5 Aug 2008 LA
9*, 0/24 Surrey v Derbyshire Chesterfield 3 Aug 2008 LA
25, 1/69 Surrey v Yorkshire Leeds 30 Jul 2008 FC
38, 3/44, 1/48 Surrey v Notts Nottingham 11 Jul 2008 FC
1/37, 10 Surr 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Purley 4 Jul 2008 Other OD
7, 1/22 Surrey v Essex The Oval 11 Jun 2008 T20
Profile

A right-arm fast bowler and capable lower-order batsman, Matthew Nicholson learned his cricket in New South Wales, where he was a schoolboy star and the country's under-19 player of the year in 1992-93. During those years he developed what was a lilting run-up, a whippy, open-chested action, and a tendency to generate disarming bounce from his 6'6" height. But, for all of his early successes, Nicholson found it difficult to break into a strong New South Wales side and decided he would be better served by a shift to Western Australia. Initially, the relocation brought no change in fortune, but he made his first-class debut against West Indies in 1996-97 and illustrated substantial promise, only to miss the entire 1997-98 season with chronic fatigue syndrome, which was an after-effect of glandular fever. He was eventually able to control the disease through a diet free of alcohol, dairy and meat products and following 18 months on the sidelines signalled his return with a sizzling performance against England at the start of 1998-99. He supplemented 7 for 77 in the first innings with a maiden half-century, and subsequent success in the Sheffield Shield resulted in a surprise call-up to the Australian team for the fourth Test at Melbourne.

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Mar 7, 2008

Matthew Nicholson bowls in his final Pura Cup match, New South Wales v South Australia, Pura Cup, Sydney, March 7, 2008

Matthew Nicholson bowls in his final Pura Cup match

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Oct 24, 2007

Matthew Nicholson sends down a delivery, New South Wales v Queensland, FR Cup, Sydney, October 24, 2007

Matthew Nicholson sends down a delivery

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Oct 15, 2007

Matthew Nicholson acknowledges the applause after he made 106 not out, Western Australia v New South Wales, Pura Cup, Perth, October 15, 2007

Matthew Nicholson acknowledges the applause after he made 106 not out

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Notes

First-class Debut: Western Australia v West Indians at Perth, 1996/97
List A Debut: Australia 'A' v Sri Lankans at Perth, 1998/99
Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 1994 to 1995

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