Nick Folland

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Nick Folland
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Arthur Folland
Born (1963-09-17) 17 September 1963 (age 53)
Bristol, England
Batting style Left-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Middle-order batsman
Relations Brother, Neil Folland
Domestic team information
Years Team
1992-94 Somerset
1984-2001 Devon
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
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 32 68
Runs scored 1755 2058
Batting average 34.41 33.19
100s/50s 2/10 3/15
Top score 108* 107*
Balls bowled - 26
Wickets - 1
Bowling average - 55.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 1-52
Catches/stumpings 206/- 35/-
Source: CricketArchive, 8 December 2008

Nicholas (Nick) Arthur Folland (born 17 September 1963, Bristol) is a former first-class cricketer, who represented Somerset County Cricket Club between 1992 and 1994.[1]

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.[2] 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".[3]

His brother, Neil, taught at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys School, with his Devon team mate, Doug Yeabsley.

He is now Headmaster of Sherborne Prep School in Sherborne.


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