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Paul Weekes

Biography

Paul Nicholas Weekes was a dashing left-handed batsman who batted throughout the top eight of the batting order and was a capable off-break bowler. He was born in Hackney in 1969 and made his first-class debut in 1990. He was awarded his county cap in 1993 and a benefit 2002. He played for the England ‘A’ team and was unlucky not to receive further honours.

In first-class cricket, he played in 233 matches for Middlesex, scoring 10,946 runs at an average of 35.19, with 20 hundreds and 55 fifties. His highest score was 171* versus Somerset at Uxbridge in 1996. He also took 210 catches and 302 wickets with his off-spin at an average of 41.81. His best bowling performance was 8/39.

In 319 List A limited-over matches, he has scored 7,586 runs at an average of 30.96, with 9 hundreds and 46 fifties. He took 137 catches and 320 wickets at an average of 29.67, with a personal best of 4/17.

In 23 ListA Twenty20 matches, he scored 516 runs at an average of 30.35 and took 10 wickets at 52.70with five catches.

Following his retirement, he was appointed director of cricket at Hampstead C.C.

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