Malcolm Nash      

Full name Malcolm Andrew Nash

Born May 9, 1945, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Died July 30, 2019, London (aged 74 years 82 days)

Major teams Glamorgan, Shropshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 336 469 67 7129 130 17.73 2 25 148 0
List A 271 226 43 2303 103* 12.58 1 4 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 336 55380 25698 993 9/56 25.87 2.78 55.7 45 5
List A 271 12497 6894 324 6/29 6/29 21.27 3.30 38.5 6 4 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1966 - 1983
List A span 1967 - 1985

Malcolm Nash was pre-eminently a highly skilful manipulator of medium-pace seam bowling. A thoughtful and sensitive cricketer, he, too, helped out as captain for a couple of difficult seasons, though from a sense of duty rather than real enthusiasm for the post. It appealed to his astute cricket brain but not to his essentially amiable personality. He was never a bowler to settle for the slavishly defensive; but sought to attack and to outwit opposing batsmen. He is, as he ruefully accepts, best known for being hit for six sixes in a six-ball over by Garfield Sobers in 1968; and secondly for five sixes and a four, by Frank Hayes of Lancashire. It is less often remembered that he himself once hit four consecutive balls from Dennis Breakwell of Somerset for six. He also set what was then a club record of nine sixes in a championship innings, against Gloucestershire at Swansea in 1973. Those memories were some balm for him. In 17 seasons he scored 7129 runs and held 148 catches but, most important, he took 993 wickets without, however, taking a hundred in any season.
John Arlott, WCM, 1984

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Malcolm Nash relaxes at his local golf club, Swansea, 2015

Malcolm Nash relaxes at his local golf club


Aug 29, 1997

Glamorgan team, 1981. Back Row (l to r) - Geoff Holmes, Arthur Francis, Alan Lewis Jones, Allan Jones, Rodney Ontong, Ezra Moseley, Robin Hobbs        Front Row - Barry Lloyd, Kevin Lyons, Eifion Jones, Malcolm Nash (capt), Alan Jones, John Hopkins, Mike Llewellyn.

Glamorgan 1981

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Sep 3, 1977

Malcolm Nash is congratulated by his team-mates after dismissing Middlesex captain Mike Brearley in the opening over of the Middlesex innings, Gillette Cup final, Lord's, September 3, 1977

Malcolm Nash is congratulated by his team-mates,

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