Full Name

Paul Ian Walter

Born

May 28, 1994, Basildon, Essex

Age

29y 326d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

Education

Billericay School

Paul Walter had already gained a cult following among Essex fans by the time he came to wider attention as Manchester Originals' "social secretary" and key all-round cog in their run to the final of the 2022 Men's Hundred. It was a banner summer for Walter, who scored his maiden first-class hundred at the age of 27, was Essex's second-leading run-scorer in the Blast and then led the way with the ball for Originals bowling his cutters and slower balls.

An imposing sight at 6ft 7in, Walter gradually demonstrated that batting was his stronger suit after debuting as a No. 10 for Essex. A left-arm seamer able to generate bounce from a tall frame, he was a useful component of the squad that won the 2017 Championship. Red-ball opportunities were initially limited but he played all but three games as Essex won their maiden T20 Blast title two years later. In 2020 he was involved in Bob Willis Trophy success and the following year became a middle-order mainstay of the Championship side, averaging 36.26 with four fifties.

Walter signed his first professional contract for Essex in 2016, aged 22, after a successful trial period. He first attracted attention in the Essex Premier League when he struck six sixes in an over for Billericay, and later impressed for Hornchurch.
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Paul Walter Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC46659196614135.10404048.6611025221200
List A161332535025.3026595.470122770
T20s1281062317347820.891219142.240613883660

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC46421681976253/205/5039.043.4867.2000
List A1611368434144/374/3731.007.0726.2100
T20s1289313371981813/203/2024.458.8916.5000

Recent Matches of Paul Walter

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Essex vs Kent33--12-Apr-2024ChelmsfordFC
Essex vs Notts0 & 790/2005-Apr-2024NottinghamFC
Zalmi vs Sultans14*0/1314-Mar-2024KarachiT20
Zalmi vs United330/1004-Mar-2024RawalpindiT20
Zalmi vs United190/926-Feb-2024LahoreT20

Photos of Paul Walter

Paul Walter wheels away in celebration
Michael Pepper and Paul Walter got Essex over the line
Paul Walter claimed three key wickets for Essex
Paul Walter of Essex hits out
Paul Walter was economical and picked up two early wickets
Paul Walter claimed more key wickets in a tight final