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Paul Parker      

Full name Paul William Giles Parker

Born January 15, 1956, Bulawayo, Rhodesia

Current age 60 years 162 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Durham, Natal, Sussex

Nickname Porky, Polly

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Collyer's Grammar School: St Catherine's College, Cambridge

Paul William Giles Parker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 13 13 6.50 49 26.53 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 371 633 79 19419 215 35.05 47 89 257 0
List A 341 324 42 8606 121* 30.51 6 58 129 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 371 1111 769 11 2/21 69.90 4.15 101.0 0 0
List A 341 59 61 5 2/3 2/3 12.20 6.20 11.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1976 - 1993
List A span 1976 - 1993
Profile

Of England's many one-cap wonders of the 1980s, Paul Parker was one of the most unfortunate. An entertaining and correct middle-order batsman, Parker was particularly sound against spin and was notable for his swift running between the wickets - and his cover fielding was so outstanding that many considered him effectively an allrounder. Although he scored 0 and 13 in the final Test against Australia in 1981, few thought that would be the extent of his international career. With his reputation against slow bowling, it was a surprise he was omitted for the following winter's tour of India and Sri Lanka, but thereafter his form was never consistent enough to attract the selectors' attention. His first-class debut for Cambridge University was dramatic. He began with 0, 16, 8, 8 and 2 before hammering 215 against Essex; that was followed with a pair and then 40 and 148. He won Blues in his three years at the university, and but for injury would probably have added at least one for rugby as well. His captaincy of Sussex was widely praised, and after retiring he became a classics master at Tonbridge.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Jun 10, 1985

Paul Parker batting at Horsham in 1985

Paul Parker batting at Horsham

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Notes

Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year 1978, 1979, 1986, 1988
Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year 1979

Country Fixtures Country Results
Sussex v Northants at Arundel - Jun 22-25
Match drawn
South Group: Hampshire v Gloucs at Southampton - Jun 25
No result (abandoned with a toss)
South Group: Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Jun 25
Essex won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
3rd ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Bristol
Jun 26, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street
Jun 26-29, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton
Jun 26-29, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury
Jun 26-29, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's
Jun 26-29, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham
Jun 26-29, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds
Jun 26-29, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Leics at Northampton
Jun 26, 2016 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Gloucs at Arundel
Jun 26, 2016 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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