|Full name||Nicholas Arthur Folland|
17 September 1963 |
|Batting style||Left-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Brother, Neil Folland|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||11 July 1990 Minor Counties v Indians|
|Last First-class||15 August 1994 Somerset v Middlesex|
|List A debut||4 July 1984 Devon v Sussex|
|Last List A||1 May 2001 Devon v Shropshire|
Source: CricketArchive, 8 December 2008
Folland came into county cricket unusually late; following success at Minor Counties level with Devon, he was persuaded by Somerset that he could combine his teaching with a professional cricket career and made his debut in regular first-class cricket in 1992, at the age of 28. He had played one match earlier for the Minor Counties representative side against the Indian tourists in 1990.
Folland went on to play 32 first-class matches and 68 at List A level. The highlight of his career was the two first-class centuries in a match that he made in 1993 against Sussex. These turned out to be the only two first-class hundreds of his career, and he left regular cricket midway through the 1994 season, deciding, according to Wisden, that "regular first-class cricket was not for him".
He is now Headmaster of Sherborne Prep School in Sherborne.
- "Somerset in 1994". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1995 ed.). Wisden. p. 583.