Mike Nurton

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Mike Nurton
Personal information
Full name Michael Dennis Nurton
Born (1943-01-11) 11 January 1943 (age 74)
Botley, Oxfordshire, England
Batting style Left-hand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1982 Minor Counties
1977–1978 Minor Counties West
1974–1979 Minor Counties South
1963–1987 Oxfordshire
Career statistics
Competition List A
Matches 27
Runs scored 597
Batting average 11.88
100s/50s –/5
Top score 46
Balls bowled 282
Wickets 5
Bowling average 29.80
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/29
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 May 2011

Michael 'Mike' Dennis Nurton (born 11 January 1943) is a former English cricketer. Nurton was a left-handed batsman, although his bowling style is unknown. He was born in Botley, Oxfordshire.

Nurton made his debut for Oxfordshire in the 1963 Minor Counties Championship against Dorset. Nurton played Minor counties cricket for Oxfordshire from 1963 to 1990, which included 218 Minor Counties Championship matches[1] and 9 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[2] He made his List A debut against Worcestershire in the 1970 Gillette Cup. He played 10 further List A matches for Oxfordshire, the last coming against Leicestershire in the 1987 NatWest Trophy.[3] By the end of his Minor counties career with Oxfordshire, he had scored 12,713 runs in the Minor Counties Championship.[4]

Playing for Oxfordshire allowed him to represent the Minor Counties cricket teams. He first played for Minor Counties South in the 1974 Benson & Hedges Cup against Glamorgan. Nurton played 6 further List A matches for Minor Counties South, the last coming against Glamorgan in the 1979 Benson & Hedges Cup.[3] In addition, he played 8 List A match for Minor Counties West in the 1977 Benson & Hedges Cup and 1978 Benson & Hedges Cup.[3] He also appeared once for a combined Minor Counties cricket team in the 1982 Benson & Hedges Cup against Derbyshire. In total, Nurton played 27 List A matches in his career. In these he scored 597 runs at a batting average of 23.88, with 5 half centuries and a high score of 70. With the ball, he took 5 wickets at a bowling average of 29.80, with best figures of 2/29.[5]


  1. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Mike Nurton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Mike Nurton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "List A Matches played by Mike Nurton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Mike, Berry (13 May 2000). "Minor Counties Championship Preview". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Player profile: Mike Nurton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 

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