Full name Nathan John Rimmington
Born November 11, 1982, Redcliffe, Queensland
Current age 38 years 116 days
Major teams Kings XI Punjab, Melbourne Renegades, Perth Scorchers, Queensland, Sandgate-Redcliffe, Western Australia
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 1.77 m
Relation Sister - R Rimmington
|First-class debut||Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Mar 10-12, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Durham v Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street, Sep 23-26, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 11, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 1, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Nottinghamshire v Durham at Nottingham, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/24, 5||Durham||v Notts||Nottingham||20 Sep 2020||T20|
|1/10||Durham||v Lancashire||Manchester||18 Sep 2020||T20|
|1*, 1/13||Durham||v Yorkshire||Leeds||16 Sep 2020||T20|
|0/28||Durham||v Leics||Chester-le-Street||13 Sep 2020||T20|
|2/31||Durham||v Derbyshire||Chester-le-Street||11 Sep 2020||T20|
|0/39, 2||Durham||v Yorkshire||Chester-le-Street||4 Sep 2020||T20|
|-||Durham||v Derbyshire||Chester-le-Street||2 Sep 2020||T20|
|2/42||Durham||v Leics||Leeds||31 Aug 2020||T20|
|1/34||Durham||v Notts||Chester-le-Street||29 Aug 2020||T20|
|1/42||Durham||v Lancashire||Chester-le-Street||27 Aug 2020||T20|
A right-arm fast bowler, Nathan Rimmington made his first-class debut in 2005-06 when Michael Kasprowicz was re-launched into the Test squad. He didn't pick up a wicket, but things improved the following season, especially in Twenty20. On New Year's Day 2007 he became the first to take a hat-trick in the competition, finishing with the extremely impressive figures of 5 for 27, and was the equal leading wicket-taker overall. After struggling with injury at the start of that summer, he got three more Pura Cup chances and an ING Cup debut, taking a total of three victims. The 2007-08 summer was a write-off due to a serious hip problem - the bone was shaved during surgery - and he was forced into a long rehabilitation.
Things were much brighter in 2008-09 when he showed he could be a force in the limited-overs arena. He was part of Queensland's surge to the FR Cup title, capturing 4 for 40 in the decider after being included on the final morning, and captured nine wickets in three games. He also led the state's wicket list in the Twenty20 and appeared in two Sheffield Shield contests. In 2009-10 he continued to grow, claiming 15 FR Cup wickets at 27.13, and another eight in the Big Bash. The highlight was a hat-trick against Western Australia at the Gabba, which made him the first player to achieve the feat in 50-over and Twenty20 games.
A move to Western Australia followed, where he enjoyed a successful Shield career between 2011 and 2016. Rimmington also developed into a handy Big Bash League performer, playing for Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades, and spending time in the UK on overseas contracts with Hampshire and Derbyshire. In 2018 he joined Durham as locally qualified, making use of a British passport, where he linked up with former WA team-mate Marcus North. He enjoyed two productive seasons in the northeast, taking regular wickets in the Blast and Championship as well as scoring 92 as nightwatchman to help Durham to a come-from-behind win at Leicestershire, and signed a new one-year deal for 2020.
Rimmington, whose sister Rikki-Lee plays for the Queensland Fire, was the Peter Burge Medal winner in 2003-04 and attended the Academy in 2005.