Only nine players have scored more first class runs for Nottinghamshire than Johnson who
amassed 20,256 during a 21-year playing career with his home county. Paul won the Walter
Lawrence Trophy for the season’s fastest century in 1993, reaching the milestone off 73 balls
against Glamorgan at Swansea.
He joined the staff at Trent Bridge in 1981 and that summer became the youngest player to
represent the county in a major competitive game – a Sunday League fixture. The following
summer, now aged 17, he scored prolifically for Nott’s Seconds, so much so that the Manager
had no option but to introduce Johnson to first-class cricket.
In 1983 he established himself in the First XI and become the youngest batsman to hit a century
for the County – typical of Johnson this initial hundred was not a carefully crafted affair, but one
in which he even outshone his county captain, Rice!.
Paul is now a Level 3 coach and has the ability to simply the game. He has a great amount of
knowledge and experience to work with all abilities form elite to beginners.