Darren Bicknell

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Darren Bicknell
Personal information
Full name Darren John Bicknell
Born (1967-06-24) 24 June 1967 (age 49)
Guildford, Surrey, England
Nickname Denz, Bickers
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Left-hand batsman
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Batsman
Relations Martin Bicknell (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–2006 Nottinghamshire
1987–1999 Surrey
First-class debut 20 May 1987 Surrey v Warwickshire
Last First-class 20 September 2006 Nottinghamshire v Sussex
List A debut 27 May 1987 Surrey v Worcestershire
Last List A 17 September 2006 Nottinghamshire v Sussex
Career statistics
Competition FC List A T20
Matches 324 236 1
Runs scored 19,931 7,522 10
Batting average 38.55 37.61 10.00
100s/50s 46/91 10/52 0/0
Top score 235* 135* 10
Balls bowled 1,569 84
Wickets 29 3
Bowling average 35.00 27.33
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 3/7 1/11
Catches/stumpings 107/— 55/— 0/—
Source: CricketArchive, 3 January 2009

Darren John Bicknell (born 24 June 1967) is an English former cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler.

Born in Guildford, Darren is the brother of former England seam bowler Martin Bicknell. However, he struggled to have similar international impact in the 1990s, the selectors instead preferring players such as Jason Gallian and Mark Lathwell. Most of Bicknell's career was spent at Surrey, but he finished his career with seven seasons at Nottinghamshire, before retiring at the end of the 2006 season.[1]

Current activities[edit]

Darren is now the professional and cricket coach at Oakham School, and Chief Executive of the Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust,[2] a charitable organisation which aims to provide cricket and other sporting activities for young people. Other patrons of the trust include Jonathan Agnew, Anton du Beke and Graeme Swann.[2] He is also a governor at Redmile Primary School, and a member of Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club playing off a handicap of 7.[3]


  1. ^ "Player profile: Darren Bicknell". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust website | Retrieved 3 June 2016
  3. ^ HowDidIDo website | Retrieved 3 June 2016