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Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon

Key facts

Full Name: Paul Andrew Nixon
Born: October 21, 1970, Carlisle
County: Leicestershire
Other Teams: Kent, England
ODI Debut: Australia v England, Melbourne, Jan 12 2007
T20 Debut: Australia v England, Sydney, Jan 9 2007
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Other: Wicketkeeper

Biography

Nixon first joined Leicestershire in 1988 after playing representative cricket for his native Cumberland. He is unusually tall for a wicketkeeper at over six feet but impressed as Alec Stewart’s back-up on England’s tour of Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2000-01 after touring with the A side the previous winter. A talented batsman as well as stumper, he has a batting average in the mid-30s from his two spells at Leicestershire and a three-year stint at Kent. Nixon was released by Kent following the 2002 campaign and joined Leicestershire. The two counties met each other in the opening round...

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