Paul Wilson (cricketer)
|Full name||Paul Wilson|
12 January 1972 |
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Only Test (cap 376)||18 Mar 1998 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 136)||17 Dec 1997 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||14 Feb 1998 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|ODIs umpired||2 (2014)|
|T20Is umpired||2 (2014)|
|FC umpired||16 (2009–2013)|
|LA umpired||14 (2008–2012)|
|T20 umpired||18 (2009–2013)|
|Source: CricketArchive, 14 January 2013|
Paul Wilson (born 12 January 1972) is a former Australian cricketer who played one Test and eleven One Day Internationals (ODIs) for the Australian national cricket team, as well as domestically representing South Australia and Western Australia. Born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Wilson moved to Adelaide to attend the Australian Cricket Academy, and went to debut for South Australia during the 1995–96 season. A solidly-built right-arm fast bowler, all of his matches at international level came during the 1997–98 season, with his single Test coming during Australia's tour of India. Wilson remained active at domestic level until the early 2000s, switching to Western Australia for the 2002–03 season. Retiring at the end of the 2003–04 season, for a time he served as the coach of the Western Fury in the Women's National Cricket League. Wilson later became an umpire, and currently sits on Cricket Australia's national umpires panel.
He emerged late in 1993–94 to make his debut for South Australia. He played 51 first-class games in all, taking 151 wickets at a healthy average of 30.77.
In 2002 he moved to Western Australia where has contracted by the Western Warriors. He played two seasons for the Warriors, retiring at the end of the 2003–2004 season.
After a stint in the 'A' side, Wilson was promoted to the Australian side. He played one Test Match, against India, in Kolkata, India, in March 1998, but had the unfortunate record of having scored neither a run, nor taken a wicket, after he limped off injured in the early stages of the game. He did not represent Australia again. Before that, he had a short spell as a bowler in the ODI team, playing in 11 games, all in the 1997–98 Australian season.
Wilson is currently an umpire on the Cricket Australia Project Umpire's Panel. He stood in two Twenty20 International games in 2014. He stood in his first One Day International match on 8 November 2014 between Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea in Australia.
- Wilson's best ODI batting score of 2(6) was made against New Zealand, Napier, 1997–1998
- Wilson's best ODI bowling figures of 3/39 was made against New Zealand, Melbourne, 1997–1998
- Wilson's best Test batting score of 0* was made against India, Kolkata, 1997–1998
- Wilson's best Test bowling figures of 0/50(innings) and 0/50(match) were made against India, Kolkata, 1997–1998
- One Test Wonder
- List of One Day International cricket umpires
- List of Twenty20 International cricket umpires
- "Paul Wilson". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
- Dillon, Robert (28 October 2008). "Umpiring career has great appeal for Paul Wilson". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
- "Profile – Paul Wilson". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
- "Paul Wilson". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Hong Kong tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Papua New Guinea v Hong Kong at Townsville, Nov 8, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 November 2014.