Matches (21)
IPL (3)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (2)
PAK v WI [W] (1)
ACC Premier Cup (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)

Full Name

Mark Charles Jefford Nicholas


September 29, 1957, Westminster, London


66y 205d


Elvis, Jardine

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium


Bradfield College





Mark Nicholas was almost a throwback to the era of amateurs, and although he did not play for England, many inferior players did during his time with Hampshire. He did captain England A to Zimbabwe, but that was as close as he got.

An attacking middle-order batsman and useful medium-pacer, he led Hampshire for more than a decade, including to four one-day titles - the NatWest Trophy in 1991, the B&H Cup in 1988 and 1992, and the Sunday League in 1986. He scored solidly for the county, with his best season in 1984 when he made 1554 runs, one of ten occasions he topped 1000 runs.

He retired at the end of 1995, moving seamlessly into the media, as a journalist with The Daily Telegraph and as a TV commentator and anchorman. His slick presentation manner was popular with viewers, and he moved from Sky to Channel 4 when the latter won the contract to cover England's home cricket, and from there to Channel 5. He also became a fixture on Australian TV with Channel 9. He was named the Sports Presenter of the Year in 2001 by the Royal Television Society.
Cricinfo staff

Mark Nicholas Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Mark Nicholas

West Indians vs 5--28-Aug-2000WormsleyOTHEROD
Int XI vs Marshall XI320/1927-Jul-2000LondonOTHEROD
Australians vs 2*--14-Jul-1997WormsleyOTHEROD
vs Indians70/1105-May-1996ArundelOTHEROD
Hampshire vs Young Aus7 & 6--28-Jul-1995SouthamptonFC

Debut/Last Matches of Mark Nicholas

FC Matches

1978 - 1995

List A Matches

1979 - 1995

Photos of Mark Nicholas

Mark Nicholas, the incoming president of MCC, pictured ringing the five-minute bell during a Test at Lord's
Mark Nicholas, Temba Bavuma and Javagal Srinath watch as Aaron Finch flips the coin
Mark Nicholas, Katherine Brunt and Dawid Malan at a q&a
Mark Nicholas looks on during the third day's play at the MCG
Mark Nicholas, Michael Clarke and Shane Warne talk on television
Mark Nicholas, Michael Clarke, Ian Chappell and Ian Healy sit together before the start of play