Paul recently received a proper England Cap at a dinner at Lords on 21st February. 199 is Paul’s official England Players number and 22 means he is the 22nd person to play T20 for England.
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Paul was recently invited to play as part of an invitation XI for Peter Savill, who has created one of the most amazing Cricket grounds in his back garden in Wicklow south of Dublin. The invitation XI played against the Leprechauns Cricket club, a travelling team who love the game. The match followed the next morning with a stunning round of golf on a nearby course.
Pictures from a recent Leicester training day – the day was featured by Leicester Mercury whose article is below: Paul Nixon’s cricket foundation is taking shape nicely after its launch last September. The former Leicestershire and England wicketkeeper has a group of 15 teenagers working towards an NVQ in sports coaching, with the group having just returned from Valencia and a stint of learning about coaching Spanish-style. Nixon is already looking towards a new intake of students for September but is delighted with the progress the inaugural group are making. They work at Braunstone Skills Centre and have close links […]
Paul Nixon has become an ambassador for Dorothy Goodman School in Hinckley, Leicestershire; a role that will see the former England wicket keeper promote inclusive sport for children with disabilities. Paul takes up the role alongside Leicester City Football Club striker Jamie Vardy, who will also act as an ambassador for the school. “It is massively important to encourage all children to be involved in sport,” Paul said. “Having dyslexia myself, this is something very close to my heart. I had to overcome challenges as a child.” Dorothy Goodman School caters for pupils aged between three and 19 with learning […]
Paul Nixon joined some of the stars of world cricket to help raise funds for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RSCF), in a charity game that raised an incredible £50,000. Paul turned out for a Brian Lara XI, which took on a Warwickshire 1994 All Star at the picturesque Wormsley Cricket Ground, with his team-mates included batting superstar Lara, Matthew Hoggard, Andrew Strauss and England women’s vice-captain Heather Knight. However, it was the bowling performance of 11-year-old substitute Dee Jarvis (pictured right, with Brian Lara) that stole the headlines, after the youngster took a hat-trick of wickets having been selected […]
Paul found himself in royal company on Monday 14th July, as he participated in a Twenty20 match held at the Royal Household Cricket Club in Windsor, organised by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in aid of United for Wildlife. United for Wildlife was created by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Led by Prince William, it has brought together the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose; to create a global movement for change. Paul captained the United for Wildlife team against a Royal Household side, with The Duke of […]
Paul and the rest of JHMT’s star supporters from the world of music, sport and community, turned out to play both Men and Womens De Montfort University Students Union football teams to put on a memorable football tournament to raise funds for JHMT at Goals Leicester on Saturday 25th January. The event aimed to raise awareness of SADS and JHMT’s vital campaign to reduce the incidence, of sudden, unexpected death in young people.
Paul and former Tigers prop, George Chuter, will host the L Factor at Leicester’s O2 Academy on 27th March. The event is in aid of The Lord’s Taverners and Warning Zone. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul joined a host of sports stars recently for the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards. The event was held at the Tigers’ ground, in Welford Road, and there was something for the hosts to celebrate as Tom Youngs landed the Sportsman of the Year prize. Paul was joined by fellow former Leicestershire cricketer, Will Jefferson, to hand Lizzie Warner “Junior Sportswoman” of the year award. More information here.
When it comes to verbals in cricket, how much is too much? This question has arisen from the feisty Ashes series dominated by Australia, where there has been a great deal of flak flying on and off the field. I have been asked several times about this since the series started, and in my view, some of it has been overblown – but yes, there have been times when a line has been crossed and certain parties have let themselves down. Let us be straight here. This stuff has always gone on in cricket, and not just the highly-pressured Ashes. […]