Level 1 Coach; Right-hand batsman; Right-arm medium-fast bowler
Having spent a summer in Australia time at university in Brighton and now on work placement in Rugby, Nick has not played as many games for Melton as we would have liked over the last 4 seasons. He has been with the club since he was 10 years old, making his debut for the U11s at Bradenham before moving steadily through the junior and senior ranks to become an A Team regular before, breaking into the First team in 2010. His height and bounce make him a very effective performer but, because he has been used mainly as a bowler in the top two senior teams, it is sometimes forgotten that he used to open the batting in his junior days and that he is a fluent, shot-maker with a highest score of 81 not out for Melton. In fact he made his first century last season whilst playing for a club near Rugby. In his 12 years at Melton Nick has played 196 games, scoring 1947 runs and taking 181 wickets. Like his dad, he is quite a relaxed, ‘laid-back’ character – in fact he’s almost horizontal – but he is prepared to put something back into the game, having captained most of the junior sides and been Junior Representative on the main Committee. He even attended this year’s Cricketforce event on a weekend return to Norfolk to visit his family. He has also obtained his ECB Level 1 coaching qualification but work, studies and travelling have meant that he has not done much coaching yet. With his work placement due to end in June, we’re hoping Nick will return to Norfolk for a bit longer in the summer and be able to play more cricket.