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|Full name||Nicolas James Maddinson|
21 December 1991 |
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Domestic team information|
|2010–||New South Wales (squad no. 53)|
|2011–||Sydney Sixers (squad no. 53)|
|FC debut||11 October 2010 NSW v South Australia|
|LA debut||9 October 2010 NSW v South Australia|
Source: CricketArchive, 18 May 2013
Hailing from the South Coast, Nic 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.
Nic 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, Nic 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.
Nic also had an excellent season with the Sutherland Grade 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 that helped Sutherland reach the Grand Final, where they eventually lost to St George.
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, Nic took a match-winning 5-95 against Easts in the semi-final.
On Monday 11 October 2011, Nic 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.
Nic 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.