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Jimmy Dixon (cricketer)

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A disambiguation page for James Dixon_(disambiguation) exists already, and other two Jimmy Dixons are linked to it. Esamiarum (talk) 19:48, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Jimmy Dixon is a British cricketer based in Formby. He is Deaf and a British Sign Language user.

Activity[edit]

Dixon grew up in Southport were he first started playing cricket as youngster.[1]

Dixon first played for England in the Deaf Cricket World Cup in India in November 2005, where England finished runners-up. Dixon made three appearances for England in the group matches against Nepal, South Africa and Bangladesh. Dixon was then selected to play for England Deaf Cricket team against Pakistan on August 2006 and made two One Day International appearances and a 20/20 appearance.[2]

He also was selected for England Deaf National Squad in the Deaf Ashes Series against Australia on July 2008 for 2 Tests matches, a 20/20 match and 4 One Day International matches.[3]

Dixon played with England Deaf Elite team for the Lords Taverners Deaf Ashes Tour in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, in a one-off test match against Australia, with further appearances in ODI Tri-series /T20s tri-series matches against Australia and South Africa. Dixon was a member of the squad who won the T20s tri-series, and was the highest wicket taker with 9 wickets.[4]

He has also played in the ECB National T20s Semi Final at the Rose Bowl of Hampshire CCC in Southampton with Bootle CC 1st team in 2010.[1]

Following the Ashes tour in 2011, Dixon was selected for England Deaf Cricket’s Elite Squad for South Africa Tour in August/September 2013 playing 4 One Day Internationals and two 20/20 matches in Johannesburg and Pretoria. England won the One Day Internationals Series and Twenty20 Series Cups winning 7 games in a row against South Africa during the tour.[5]

Dixon is currently working as a sports coach for Twenty20. Dixon also works for the National Deaf Children Society as a Multi Sports Coach and at Greenbank Sports Academy as a Disability Sports Coach. Dixon is an ECB UKCC Level 2 Regional Disability Cricket Coach and a Lead Support Coach for Young Deaf Talented Cricketers at England and Wales Cricket Board.[1]

Awards[edit]

During his cricket career, Dixon won the First Team Player of the Year award twice for the University of Central Lancashire Cricket Club in 2009 and 2010 season.[1]

He then achieved the Sports Personality for Disability of the Year 2011 at Preston Sports Award in 2011 following his achievements in the Deaf Ashes Tour 2011 in Australia with England Deaf Cricket team. In the same year, Dixon won the Sports Personality of the Year as University Athlete with a disability at University of Central Lancashire’s Student Union Sports Ball/Awards. In 2012 he received the Young Player of the Tournament award at the ECAD Regional Indoor Cricket Tournament for his batting performances.[6]

Dixon was selected as an official London 2012 Olympics Torchbearer to carry the flame in Blackpool.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "UK Deaf Sport Ambassador". Uk Deaf Sport.
  2. "BID Services team defeat Lancashire Deaf Indoors". England Cricket Association for the Deaf.
  3. "MCC Tanzania & Kenya Tour". Sporta Tours.
  4. "England lose to Pakistan in Deaf ICC final". ECB Cricket.
  5. "Yorkshire success in Deaf cricket competition". The Yorkshire Country Cricket Club.
  6. "Jimmy Dixon collects John Lonsdale Trophy". Sefton Park Cricket Club.



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