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
Preceded byRae Tod
Succeeded byGeorge Crerar
Cricket information
International information
National side
Domestic team information
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]


  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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