- D.O.B.: 05/02/1998
- Player Type: Batsman
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: British
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman
- Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
- Current teams: Leicestershire CCC, Eagles (Zimbabwe Domestic)
- Entry route: UK Passport
- Available: April to September
Nick Welch is an naturally gifted, top order Batsman, originally from Zimbabwe but based in the UK since he completed his school. Contracted to Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Nick is an exciting Right-hander who has shown glimpses of his talent in his limited opportunities in the 1st XI since he put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract in cricket during the 2020 season.
A schoolboy star, Nick attended the prestigious St Johns College, Harare. A regular feature for the Zimbabwe age group sides that contested the Cricket South Africa National Age championships, he made his First Class debut just after his 16th Birthday for the Mashonaland Eagles in Zimbabwe’s domestic competition.
Having spent a number of seasons trialling in various County 2nd XI squads, Nick was awarded a contract at Leicestershire CCC off the back of a couple of excellent 2nd XI performances in just 4 matches for the Foxes including an excellent 119 (122) against Northamptonshire.
Whilst overall his 1st XI game time has been limited, Nick has shown he can deliver in the top flight with not only his 127* (125) in the 2022 Royal London Cup, opening the batting against Surrey, whom he had trialled with but also in the 2022 Vitality Blast.
Leicestershire CCC won all 5 Blast games that Nick featured in with his 46 (23) against Yorkshire an absolute delight to watch as the Foxes went on a winning streak that would have won them a place in the Quarter Finals if not for a a discipline breach robbing them of their place in the knock-outs.
In club land, Nick has had a very happy home at Wimbledon CC and been a run scoring machine, with his 804 runs @ 73.09 an outstanding return and his final day 117 (60) to wipe the floor with Ashtead CC sealing the powerhouse clubs’ first title since 2013.
A dynamite top-order Batsman, Nick will be an outstanding addition to any team, anywhere in the world, that look to host his top order exploits in the future.
|Leicestershire CCC (T20 Blast)||2022||5||5||173|
|Leics/Eagles (List A)||2022||16||16||493|