Paul Nixon

Country: England
Born: October 21, 1970, Carlisle, Cumberland
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Playing role: Top order Batter

Paul Nixon Bio

Paul Andrew Nixon is a former English cricketer who was known for his skills as a wicket-keeper and batsman. Born on May 21, 1970, in Carlisle, England, Nixon’s career unfortunately coincided with a time when England had strong competition for the wicket-keeper position.

Despite facing tough competition, Nixon managed to make a name for himself in county cricket. He began his career with Leicestershire, where he played a crucial role in their success, helping them secure two Championship titles in 1996 and 1998. His exceptional performances caught the attention of many cricket enthusiasts and earned him a reputation as a dependable player.

In 2000, Nixon made a move to Kent, where he continued to impress with his skills as a wicket-keeper and batsman. He played a vital role in improving Kent’s one-day cricket. However, the emergence of Geraint Jones meant that Kent could not afford to retain both players. This led to Nixon’s return to Leicestershire in 2003, where he seamlessly reintegrated himself into the team.

One of Nixon’s most notable contributions to the game was in the Twenty20 format. He became known as one of the best players of the reverse sweep, a shot that requires great skill and precision. His ability to execute this shot effectively made him a valuable asset for Leicestershire and showcased his versatility as a cricketer.

In a surprising turn of events, Nixon was unexpectedly drafted into the England one-day side during their tour of Australia in 2006-2007. He seized the opportunity and performed well enough to retain his place for the World Cup that followed. During the World Cup, Nixon showcased solid batting skills, although he may not have been the most flamboyant player. However, his vocal abilities were experimental and added a unique touch to the team dynamics.

Nixon’s impressive performances led to his inclusion in England’s 25-man development squad, raising hopes that he would finally make his Test debut at the age of 36. However, he was overlooked in favor of Matt Prior. Despite this setback, Nixon remained motivated and stayed an integral part of Leicestershire’s setup.

Throughout his career, Nixon was known for his incredible fitness and unwavering competitiveness. His dedication to achieving success was evident in his performances and the impact he had on his team. In recognition of his contributions, Leicestershire awarded him a new one-year contract after the 2010 season.

Tragically, Nixon announced his retirement from cricket during the 2011 season. Although he would no longer grace the cricket field, his legacy as a talented wicket-keeper, batsman, and pioneer of the reverse sweep shot would live on.

Even though Paul Andrew Nixon’s international career was limited, he left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. His passion, skill, and unwavering determination continue to inspire cricketers around the globe.

Paul Nixon Career Stats

Paul Nixon Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 1 1 31 31* - 22 140.9 0 0 2 1 0 1
ODIs 19 18 4 297 49 21.21 347 85.59 0 0 21 7 20 3
FC 355 533 111 14498 173* 34.35 - - 21 72 - - 889 67
List A 411 354 72 7418 101 26.3 - - 1 34 - - 421 99
T20s 96 81 14 1486 65 22.17 1279 116.18 0 4 127 35 50 23

Paul Nixon Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 355 - 125 157 1 1/7 1/7 157 7.53 125 0 0 0
List A 411 - 3 1 0 - - - 2 - 0 0 0
T20s 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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