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Full name Paul Allen Nicholls
Born November 10, 1946, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Died January 17, 2009 (aged 62 years 68 days)
Major teams Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|List A span||1972-1974|
A right-arm offspinner and right-hand batsman, Paul Nicholls played 19 first-class matches for Western Australia throughout the 1970s. His peak came in 1971-72, when he collected eight wickets on debut against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval, including a career-best 5 for 68 in the second innings. Also a talented Australian Rules footballer, Nicholls played in a Western Australian Football League premiership with East Fremantle in 1974. His talents were not confined to the sporting arena. Nicholls went on to have a successful legal career and worked as a magistrate in Western Australia before he died in 2009 following a long battle with cancer.
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