Nick joined the Bears for the 1995 Championship winning season, a year that also saw him make the first of his seventeen Test appearances.
A prolific scoring left-hand opening batsman, Nick played in 100 One-Day International matches for England after his debut in 1996, with his final match being against Australia in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.
A danger to any side in the first fifteen overs of the innings, Nick was always prepared to hit over the top or play his trade mark drive through the point or cover area, but his flamboyant approach in the shorter form of the game was inexplicably never quite matched at Test Match level.
Many believed his International career in both forms of the game had come to a premature end after he announced the end of his One-Day International career but this loss was to be to Warwickshire’s gain as he made more than a thousand first-class runs in each of the remaining four seasons before retirement.
Taking over the captaincy in 2004, Nick lead the Bears to their sixth County Championship title that season before standing down at the end of the 2005 campaign.
Now a SKY Sports commentator he retains his interest and involvement with Edgbaston and Warwickshire cricket.