Paul Nixon      

Full name Paul Andrew Nixon

Born October 21, 1970, Carlisle, Cumberland

Current age 43 years 177 days

Major teams England, Delhi Giants, Kent, Leicestershire

Nickname Badger, Nico

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Ullswater High

Paul Andrew Nixon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 19 18 4 297 49 21.21 347 85.59 0 0 21 7 20 3
T20Is 1 1 1 31 31* - 22 140.90 0 0 2 1 0 1
First-class 355 533 111 14498 173* 34.35 21 72 889 67
List A 411 354 72 7418 101 26.30 1 34 421 99
Twenty20 96 81 14 1486 65 22.17 1279 116.18 0 4 127 35 50 23
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 355 125 157 1 1/7 1/7 157.00 7.53 125.0 0 0 0
List A 411 3 1 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 12, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 21, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1989
Last First-class Kent v Leicestershire at Tunbridge Wells, May 29-Jun 1, 2011 scorecard
List A debut 1989
Last List A Hampshire v Leicestershire at Southampton, Jul 31, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Ruhuna at Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 21, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s, 3 Leics v Ruhuna Hyderabad (Deccan) 21 Sep 2011 T20
0c/0s, 0 Leics v Trinidad & T Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 Sep 2011 T20
0c/0s, 6 Leics v Indians Leicester 29 Aug 2011 T20
4, 1c/0s Leics v Somerset Birmingham 27 Aug 2011 T20
19, 0c/0s Leics v Lancashire Birmingham 27 Aug 2011 T20
0c/0s, 31 Leics v Kent Leicester 6 Aug 2011 T20
0c/0s, 54 Leics v Hampshire Southampton 31 Jul 2011 LA
1c/0s Leics v Warwickshire Birmingham 15 Jul 2011 T20
1c/0s, 7 Leics v Derbyshire Leicester 8 Jul 2011 T20
1c/1s Leics v Yorkshire Leeds 6 Jul 2011 T20
Profile

Paul Nixon is one of a crop of wicket-keeping batsmen who came along at the wrong time for an international career. His path into the England team was blocked by Jack Russell and especially Alec Stewart as the team tried to find an allrounder. Nixon's one taste of the top level came when he was Stewart's understudy on the 2000-01 tours of Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, despite his lack of chances to prove himself with England he has been a fine servant in county cricket. For the two main stints of his career that has been with Leicestershire, where he helped them to their two Championship titles in 1996 and 1998, before joining Kent from 2000 until 2002. He was a popular player at Canterbury and helped improve their one-day cricket but with the emergence of Geraint Jones the club couldn't afford to keep both. He returned to Leicestershire in 2003 and slotted straight back into their team ethos. His role in Twenty20 cricket has been crucial and he is one of the best players of the reverse sweep in the county game (and possibly world cricket). Still an ultra-competitive player whose drive to be successful hasn't dimmed, that was rewarded when he was surprisingly drafted into the England one-day side in Australia in 2006-07 and did well enough to hold on to his place for the World Cup immediately afterwards, where he was solid with the bat - if not spectacular - and forever experimental with the vocals. Named in England's 25-man development squad it appeared he was heading for a Test debut at 36, but was overlooked for Matt Prior. Superbly fit and motivated, he remained an important part of Leicestershire's set-up and after the 2010 season signed a new one-year contract with the county. He announced his retirement from cricket during the 2011 season.
Andrew McGlashan

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Aug 27, 2011

Leicestershire's players celebrate victory over Somerset in Twenty20 finals day at Edgbaston, Leicestershire v Somerset, Final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston, August 27 2011

Leicestershire's players celebrate victory over Somerset in Twenty20 finals day at Edgbaston

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Aug 27, 2011

Paul Nixon celebrates Leicestershire's triumph with the fans, Leicestershire v Somerset, Final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston, August 27 2011

Paul Nixon celebrates Leicestershire's triumph with the fans

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Aug 27, 2011

Leicestershire's players, including Matthew Hoggard, Paul Nixon and James Taylor, celebrate victory, Leicestershire v Somerset, Final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston, August 27 2011

Leicestershire's players, including Matthew Hoggard, Paul Nixon and James Taylor, celebrate victory in Twenty20 finals day at Edgbaston

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Derbyshire at Chelmsford - Apr 13-16
Essex won by 53 runs
Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Apr 13-16
Hampshire won by 8 wickets
Middlesex v Notts at Lord's - Apr 13-16
Middlesex won by 10 wickets
Northants v Durham at Northampton - Apr 13-16
Match drawn
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton - Apr 13-16
Match drawn
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Apr 13-16
Sussex won by 7 wickets
Worcs v Kent at Worcester - Apr 13-16
Worcs won by 125 runs
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