Full Name

Anthony George Nicholson

Born

June 25, 1938, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Died

November 04, 1985, Harrogate, Yorkshire, (aged 47y 132d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Tony Nicholson was a medium-paced bowler who played a big part in Yorkshire's five Championship-winning seasons in the 1960s. When they won in 1962, Nicholson played in only five matches, but a year later he took 65 wickets, and when they became champions again, in 1966, at the start of a three-year run, he took 113 wickets at 15.50 apiece. This was his best season. He swung the ball, had excellent control and was often found to be sharper in pace than the batsman expected. He played for Yorkshire from 1962 to 1975, having previously been a policeman in Rhodesia, and took 876 first-class wickets at 19.74 each.

More than once Nicholson was close to playing for England. He was picked for the 1964-65 tour of South Africa but had to drop out through injury. Later, when he was a still better bowler, there were more good bowlers of his type available, and being a modest batsman with a build which made him less than agile in the field - he did not have the all-round qualifications of others. After retiring from first-class cricket he became a brewery representative. He played league cricket for some years and at the time of his death was the captain of the Ripon City Golf Club.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC28326812616695011.750850
List A120462215515*6.4500160
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC28347436173718799/6219.762.1953.90403
List A120586229511736/276/2717.053.0233.80340

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1962 - 1975
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1975

Photos


Tony Nicholson