Matthew Nicholson      

Full name Matthew James Nicholson

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

Current age 40 years 0 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

Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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