Paul Wilson      

Full name Paul Wilson

Born January 12, 1972, Newcastle, New South Wales

Current age 42 years 102 days

Major teams Australia, South Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire, Coach

Paul Wilson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 2 0 0* - 4 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 11 5 2 4 2 1.33 13 30.76 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 51 69 26 405 32* 9.41 0 0 8 0
List A 84 34 14 161 16 8.05 0 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 72 50 0 - - - 4.16 - 0 0 0
ODIs 11 11 562 450 13 3/39 3/39 34.61 4.80 43.2 0 0 0
First-class 51 11095 4647 151 6/76 30.77 2.51 73.4 4 0
List A 84 4542 3036 114 4/23 4/23 26.63 4.01 39.8 3 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Mar 18-21, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 17, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 14, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Jan 11-14, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1993/94
Last List A Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Feb 29, 2004 scorecard
Umpiring statistics
T20I debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 2, 2014 scorecard
T20I matches 2
T20I statistics
Profile

If the qualities of determination, tenacity and persistence - as well as a considerable degree of natural ability - still count for anything in cricket, then Paul 'Blocker' Wilson rightfully enjoy a fruitful career. While his pedigree was not necessarily been that of the typical first-class cricketer (he decided in 1991 to leave his home city of Newcastle; quit his job as a trainee accountant; and make an unsolicited request for a spot at the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide), he displayed a level of resolve which rendered him a more formidable right-arm fast bowler than most. Wilson's thirst for hard work remained unquestioned after that visit to the Academy: he became an integral member of South Australia's team following his interstate debut in 1993-94 and also graduated to the national side for one Test and 11 one-day international appearances in 1997-98. A player with a strong, bustling action and sound temperament, he bowled a methodically consistent line on and just outside off stump, cuts the ball both ways, and extracted disconcerting bounce at times on account of his imposing frame. As opportunities became limited, he moved to Western Australia in 2002-03, and retired at the end of the 2003-04 season when it became clear his contract wouldn't be renewed. he was subsequently appointed as WA's women's coach.
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Oct 24, 2008

The umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson leave the field, Western Australia v Tasmania, Ford Ranger Cup, Perth, October 24, 2008

The umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson leave the field

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Mar 4, 2003

Pulling Melville paceman Paul Wilson into the deep mid wicket fence for four, Scarborough batsman Rob Baker brings up his fifty.

Baker's fifty

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Oct 24, 2001

Portrait of Paul Wilson, October 2001

Paul Wilson - Portrait October 2001

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 6-9, 2014
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 13-17, 2014
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 20, 2014
NPS v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 20, 2014
Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014
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