Vintage Bodies

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Paul Nixon

Photograph By David Munden/Popperfoto/Getty Images

The wicketkeeper in cricket is much like the catcher in baseball, and there were few better at guarding the stumps and bails than Paul Nixon, seen here after a match for Leicestershire in circa 1994. Nixon, who also was a gifted lefthanded batsman, retired in August of 2011 after a 23-year career. Known for his daring defense and steady banter, he made headlines with a different sort of revelation: An Indian businessman tried to bribe him to fix a 2010 Leicestershire match. Nixon told him, No soap.