The New Zealand all-rounder, 31, is a superb signing for Heywood, an experienced international who, over our winter, will captain Auckland in his country’s domestic competition following a move from Canterbury.
Nicol has played 22 ODIs for New Zealand, scoring two hundreds, and averages more than 35 with the bat in all forms of List A cricket.
As well as being a proven act at a high level with the willow, he can bowl either medium pace or off-breaks and will bring experience and solidity to a Heywood side that will benefit from that wisdom.
Another major plus for all at Crimble is that he is available for the full season and, according to Fare, he is keen to get involved with coaching the club’s senior players.
Fare, who was kept on his toes last season after the early departure of Farhaan Behardien, is naturally delighted with the signing.
He said: “This is excellent news for the club, and it’s reassuring to have a player like Rob signed so early on.
“He is an experienced player, who has shown an ability to score lots of runs in 50 over cricket. He is keen to get involved in all aspects of the club and will be a high-quality signing.
“I am sure everyone will wish Rob all the best with his cricket over the winter and we all look forward to seeing him come over and perform at Crimble.”
Rob’s first-class career can be seen by clicking on the link below.
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