Paul Parker (cricketer)
|Full name||Paul William Giles Parker|
15 January 1956 |
Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia
|Only Test (cap 492)||27 August 1981 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|1976-1990||Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)|
Life and career
He was educated at Collyer's School, Horsham, and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a Master's degree and earned three blues. As a first-class cricketer, he represented Cambridge University, Durham and Sussex (whom he captained between 1988 and 1991) in 371 first-class and 341 List A matches between 1976 and 1993.
He was a stylish middle order batsman, who was considered unlucky to be limited to a solitary Test at the Oval against Australia. Light and quick on his feet, he was particularly strong against spin, and his quick running between the wickets made him a fast accumulator in the one day game. An outstanding cover fielder, he ranked alongside Derek Randall and David Gower as the finest of his day.
After four years of captaincy at Sussex, he joined Durham's initial foray in to the first-class game.
- Paul Parker at Cricket Archive
|Sussex county cricket captain