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Paul Downton      

Full name Paul Rupert Downton

Born April 4, 1957, Farnborough, Kent

Current age 57 years 13 days

Major teams England, Kent, Middlesex

Nickname Nobby

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Sevenoaks School; Exeter University

Paul Rupert Downton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 30 48 8 785 74 19.62 2676 29.33 0 4 67 0 70 5
ODIs 28 20 5 242 44* 16.13 358 67.59 0 0 13 0 26 3
First-class 314 405 76 8270 126* 25.13 6 45 690 89
List A 297 212 64 3349 80* 22.62 0 9 281 64
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 28 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 314 55 9 1 1/4 9.00 0.98 55.0 0 0
List A 297 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 13-18, 1981 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 30-Jul 5, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v England at Sahiwal, Dec 23, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Lord's, May 23-24, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1991
List A span 1977-1991
Profile

Paul Downton was a constantly cheerful character on the field, well-liked by his fellow professionals, and coped with the constant sniping of the press during his 30 England appearances with good grace. He was unfortunate that he followed two outstanding keepers - Alan Knott and Bob Taylor - and was, unfairly, viewed as an establishment figure. But behind the stumps he was a calming influence in a Middlesex side packed with big names, a side with whom he played the majority of his career. On retiring in 1991 he forged a successful career in the City and was appointed managing director of England cricket in October 2013.

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Feb 27, 2014

Is this a job interview? Ashley Giles chats with Paul Downton, the managing director of England cricket, North Sound, February 27, 2014

Is this a job interview? Ashley Giles chats with Paul Downton

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Jan 1, 1985

Paul Downton profile, Jan 1, 1985

Paul Downton profile, Jan 1, 1985

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Sep 6, 1984

Paul Downton in action, Middlesex v Kent, Lord's, September 6, 1984

Paul Downton in action for Middlesex

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