Nick Walker (cricketer)
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Nick Walker (born 7 August 1984) is an English former professional cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has played for Derbyshire from 2004-2006 and Leicestershire 2006-2008.
Walker's appearance onto the county scene was something of a revelation for the otherwise struggling Derbyshire team for whom he started playing first-class cricket in 2004. A regular in Division Two, his debut, as a tailend batsman, came in April 2004, where he batted at eleven and saw no action. Otherwise generally impressive during his first few games, he hit a powerful six of the bowling of Shane Warne in just his third match. When faced with the West Indians later in the year, he struggled even as a bowler, picking up a mere single wicket.
He moved to Leicestershire in 2006 and in his debut match, picked up a wicket, despite being out for a duck in Leicestershire's innings. Walker has had a few opportunities in the first team but despite his ability to swing the ball at pace, he has yet to establish himself.
Walker has also played Minor Counties cricket for Hertfordshire in the Western Division.
Walker left Leicestershire and cricket in February 2008 to pursue a career in the City of London.
- Nick Walker at Cricket Archive (subscription required)