Bill Nicholson (cricketer)

Bill Nicholson (7 May 1909 – 10 April 2001) was a Scotland international cricketer. He also played rugby union and he became president of the Scottish Rugby Union in 1968-69.[1]

Bill Nicholson
Birth nameWilliam Nicholson
Date of birth(1909-05-07)7 May 1909
Place of birthKirn, Argyll, Scotland
Date of death10 April 2001(2001-04-10) (aged 91)
Place of deathRhu, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- West of Scotland ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow District ()
82nd President of the Scottish Rugby Union
In office
1968–1969
Preceded byRae Tod
Succeeded byGeorge Crerar
Cricket information
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1929-33Scotland
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 10
Runs scored 396
Batting average 24.75
100s/50s 1/1
Top score 101
Balls bowled -
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 6/0
Source: Cricinfo, 23 March 2018

Cricket careerEdit

In 1929, Nicholson scored a century on his debut for Scotland against Ireland in Dublin at the age of 20.[1]

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Nicholson played rugby for West of Scotland.[1]

Provincial careerEdit

He was capped for Glasgow District and had a trial for the Scotland national rugby union team but was not selected.[1]

Administrative careerEdit

With West of Scotland he was president from 1958 to 1976, coinciding with one of the club's most successful periods.[1]

He served as president of the Scottish Rugby Union in 1968-69.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bill Nicholson Distinguished rugby figure who excelled at cricket". The Herald (Glasgow). 27 April 2001. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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