|Full name||Nicolas James Maddinson|
21 December 1991 |
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|T20I debut (cap 65)||10 October 2013 v India|
|Last T20I||9 November 2014 v South Africa|
|T20I shirt no.||53|
|Domestic team information|
|2010–||New South Wales (squad no. 53)|
|2011–||Sydney Sixers (squad no. 53)|
|2014–present||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Source: CricketArchive, 24 January 2015|
Nicolas James Maddinson is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman who is currently signed with the New South Wales Blues in Australian domestic cricket and the Sydney Sixers in the KFC T20 Big Bash.
Hailing from the South Coast, Maddinson was part of the New South Wales Under-19 side that won the Australian Under-19 Championships in December 2009.
Two months earlier, he had topped the batting averages for Australia in a home series against Sri Lanka Under-19s, when he averaged 72 and scored a brilliant 133no at a run-a-ball, in a 50-over match in Darwin.
Maddinson used these performances to get selected for the Australian Under-19 side that flew to New Zealand to compete in the ICC U19 World Cup in January 2010.
During the Tournament, Maddinson opened the batting for Australia and was part of the victorious side that defeated Pakistan by 25 runs in the final at Lincoln, to lift the trophy.
Maddinson also had an excellent season with the Sutherland District Cricket Club, where he scored 604 runs for the year at an average of 46.46. He scored two centuries but none was more vital than his 137 in the semi-final against Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club that helped Sutherland reach the Grand Final, where they eventually lost to St George Cricket Club.
On those occasions when he opened the batting with RTA SpeedBlitz Blues opener Phil Jaques, Sutherland offered all opposition new-ball bowlers a real challenge.
A handy left-arm orthodox spinner who was good enough to take 12 First Grade wickets in various competitions throughout the year, Maddinson took a match-winning 5-95 against Easts in the semi-final.
On Monday 11 October 2011, Maddinson achieved a memorable feat by becoming the youngest ever player for New South Wales to score a century on his First Class debut. Maddinson scored 113 versus South Australia at Adelaide Oval aged 18 years and 294 days. The previous record was held by the legendary Arthur Morris who scored 148 v Qld at the SCG on 26 December 1940, aged 18 years & 342 days. He also becomes the fourth youngest player to score a First Class century for NSW with only Archie Jackson, Ian Craig and Doug Walters being younger.
Maddinson was selected in both the one-day and four-day Australia A squads for the VB Tour of Zimbabwe which was held in June–July 2011. Australia A played a one-day tri-series involving Zimbabwe and South Africa, before finishing with two four-day matches against the host.
Maddinson made his international Twenty20 debut for Australia against India at Rajkot in October 2013. He scored 34 off 16 balls. He managed only 4 runs in his second T20I match, playing against South Africa at Stadium Australia, in Sydney, in November 2014.
Maddinson made his IPL debut in 2014 playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He made scores of 4 and 12 against Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians respectively after opening the innings for RCB. Later, Maddinson was ruled out of IPL due to an injury. RCB replaced him with South African batsman Rilee Rossouw.
In the 2014/15 KFC T20 Big Bash final, Maddinson's Sydney Sixers lost to the Perth Scorchers on the final ball. Maddinson contributed to his side's total with the bat with a handy 19 off 22 balls with two fours. In the field Maddinson lost popularity from the crowd when he refused to sign cricket bats from the waiting children trying to gain the cricketer's signatures. Maddison fielded the final ball with a near perfect throw over the stumps only to be fumbled by the Sixers' captain Henriques, missing the opportunity to run out Arafat and compete in a super over.
- "Nic Maddinson". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Scorecard: Only T20I: India v. Australia at Rajkot, 10 October 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- "Scorecard: 3rd T20I: Australia v. South Africa at Stadium Australia, 9 November 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- Cricinfo staff (27 April 2014). "Coulter-Nile, Maddinson ruled out of IPL". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- Player profile: Nic Maddinson from CricketArchive
- Player profile: Nic Maddinson from ESPNcricinfo
- Nic Maddinson IPL Profile from RoyalChallengers
- Nic Maddinson on Twitter