Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
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|One Day name||Notts Outlaws|
|One Day captain||LA: Haseeb Hameed|
T20: Steven Mullaney
|Overseas player(s)||Dane Paterson |
Colin Munro (T20)
Shaheen Afridi (T20)
|Home ground||Trent Bridge|
|One-Day Cup wins||3|
|T20 Blast wins||2|
|B&H Cup wins||1|
|Official website||Nottinghamshire CCC|
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Nottinghamshire. The club's limited overs team is called the Notts Outlaws.
The county club was founded in 1841, although teams had played first-class cricket under the Nottinghamshire name since 1835. The county club has always held first-class status. Nottinghamshire had competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level elite domestic cricket competition in England.
The club plays most of its home games at the Trent Bridge cricket ground in West Bridgford, Nottingham, which is also a venue for Test matches. The club has played matches at numerous other venues in the county.
Nottingham Cricket Club is known to have played matches from 1771 onwards and 15 matches involving this side have been awarded first-class status from 1826. A single first-class match was played by a combined Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire side in 1803 but the first Nottinghamshire sides played in 1829. Eight matches played by this side between 1835 and 1840 have first-class status.
The formal creation of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club was enacted in March or April 1841 (the exact date has been lost). William Clarke established Trent Bridge as a cricket venue adjacent to the public house he ran. It was Clarke's successor as Nottinghamshire captain, George Parr, who first captained a united England touring team in 1859. The club elected its first president, Sir Henry Bromley, in 1869. Early professional greats such as Alfred Shaw and Arthur Shrewsbury ensured that Notts were a force in the period before 1900. Thanks largely to the outstanding bowling combination of Tom Wass and Albert Hallam, the county won the County Championship in 1907 when George Gunn, John Gunn and Wilfred Payton were also prominent.
Between the wars Notts enjoyed the services of the famous bowlers Harold Larwood and Bill Voce. Strong batting from George Gunn, Arthur Carr and Dodger Whysall saw them emerge as champions in 1929 after losing the title on the final day of the season in 1927. Prior to the second war, opening batsman Walter Keeton gained Test recognition, though the bowling was less effective.
Through the early fifties the team was weak. The signing of the Australian leg break bowler Bruce Dooland, arrested the decline but until the signing of the incomparable Garfield Sobers in 1968, the team was weak. Sobers hit Malcolm Nash of Glamorgan for six sixes in an over in a County Championship game at Swansea in his first season. Mike Harris scored heavily in the 1970s, including nine centuries in 1971 but apart from Barry Stead, the bowling lacked penetration.
Nottinghamshire enjoyed one of their strongest teams in the late seventies and early eighties when the New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee, South African captain Clive Rice and England batsman Derek Randall led the team to the County Championship in 1981. The club's most successful season came in 1987, as Rice and Hadlee marked their departure with the double of County Championship and NatWest Trophy. Chris Broad and Tim Robinson continued the club's long tradition of batting excellence into the England team but for some years the club struggled to repeat those achievements, although they did claim a Benson & Hedges Cup in 1989 and a Sunday League title in 1991 under Robinson's captaincy. Former Warwickshire off spinner Eddie Hemmings made a significant contribution while local seam bowler Kevin Cooper was a consistent wicket taker.
The following decade was one of underachievement, but in 2004, Nottinghamshire enjoyed a highly successful season, gaining promotion to both the Frizzell County Championship Division One, after winning Division Two, and also Totesport Division One. In 2005, Nottinghamshire won their first County Championship title since 1987, New Zealand's Stephen Fleming captaining the team to victory. However, the success was not sustained in 2006 and Notts were relegated by a margin of just half a point, although they had more success in the shorter formats and ended up runners-up on their debut appearance at Twenty20 Cup finals day. In 2007, Notts won promotion back to the top flight of the County Championship, finishing second in Division Two.
In 2008, the first season of Chris Read's captaincy, they came close to winning both the County Championship and NatWest Pro40 outright, losing to Hampshire on the final day and Sussex on the final ball respectively. In 2010, Nottinghamshire made it to Finals Day of the Friends Provident Twenty20 Cup. Drawn against Somerset, Notts lost on the Duckworth Lewis method. However, they won the County Championship on the last day, having lost the preceding two matches, with Somerset in second place tied on points but with one less win. 2013 brought a second major trophy of the Read era with victory in the YB40 one-day competition. While further titles eluded them, Notts remained a fixture in the First Division of the Championship for the next decade under Read's long-running captaincy, also featuring a number of England players including Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Alex Hales, James Taylor and Samit Patel. In 2017, trophy success returned to Notts. Under the captaincy of Australian Dan Christian, they won their first T20 Blast trophy beating Birmingham Bears in the final, whilst in the same season securing the Royal London One-Day Cup with victory over Surrey.
Read, by now only captaining the first-class side, retired in 2017 and was replaced as club captain by Steven Mullaney, with Christian continuing to lead the T20 side. Despite struggles in the longer game, Notts won a second T20 Blast title in 2020, beating Surrey in a rain-affected final.
- No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of his shirt.
- denotes players with international caps.
- * denotes a player who has been awarded a county cap.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|3||Alex Hales*||England||3 January 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||White ball contract|
|17||Ben Duckett*||England||17 October 1994||Left-handed||—|
|26||Ben Slater*||England||26 August 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|82||Colin Munro||New Zealand||11 March 1987||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Overseas player (T20 only)|
|99||Haseeb Hameed*||England||17 January 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Club vice-captain;|
Captain (List A)
|5||Steven Mullaney*||England||19 November 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Club Captain|
|14||Matt Montgomery||South Africa||10 May 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||UK Passport|
|21||Samit Patel*||England||30 November 1984||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||White-ball contract|
|22||Liam Patterson-White||England||8 November 1998||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|24||Tom Loten||England||8 January 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|31||Calvin Harrison||England||29 April 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|45||Lyndon James||England||27 December 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|95||Ben Martindale||England||12 December 2002||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|23||Tom Moores*||England||4 September 1996||Left-handed||—|
|33||Joe Clarke*||England||26 May 1996||Right-handed||—|
|89||Dane Schadendorf||Zimbabwe||31 July 2002||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||UK Passport|
|2||Dane Paterson*||South Africa||4 April 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Overseas player|
|4||Conor McKerr||South Africa||19 January 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||UK Passport; |
On loan from Surrey
|8||Stuart Broad*||England||24 June 1986||Left-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||England central contract|
|9||Olly Stone*||England||9 October 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||England pace development contract|
|10||Shaheen Afridi||Pakistan||6 April 2000||Left-handed||Left-arm fast||Overseas player (T20 only)|
|15||Toby Pettman||England||11 May 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|16||Brett Hutton*||England||6 February 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|19||Luke Fletcher*||England||18 September 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|20||Matt Carter||England||26 May 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|28||Jake Ball*||England||14 March 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|35||James Hayes||England||27 June 2001||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|70||Jack Brooks||England||4 June 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||On loan from Somerset|
|94||Sam King||England||12 January 2003||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|98||Fateh Singh||England||20 April 2004||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
The players with over 400 first-class appearances for the club are:
- George Gunn 583 (1902–32)
- Wilf Payton 489 (1905–31)
- John Gunn 489 (1896-1925)
- Tom Oates 420 (1897-1925)
- Arthur Carr 416 (1910–34)
- Joe Hardstaff Jr 408 (1930–55)
- Willis Walker 405 (1913–37)
The players with over 600 total club appearances (first-class, list A and twenty20; reflecting the introduction of one day county cricket in 1963) are:
- Derek Randall 800 (1971–93)
- Paul Johnson 748 (1981-2002)
- Tim Robinson 742 (1978–99)
- Chris Read 703 (1998-2017)
- Basher Hassan 614 (1966–85)
- Bruce French 603 (1976–95)
A full list of captains of the club from its formation to the present day:
- William Clarke (1830–1855)
- George Parr (1856–1870)
- Richard Daft (1871–1880)
- William Oscroft (1881–1882)
- Alfred Shaw (1883–1886)
- Mordecai Sherwin (1887–1888)
- John Dixon (1889–1899)
- Arthur Jones (1900–1914)
- Arthur Carr (1919–1934)
- George Heane (1935)
- Stuart Rhodes (1935)
- George Heane (1936–1946)
- William Sime (1947–1950)
- Reg Simpson (1951–1960)
- John Clay (1961)
- Andrew Corran (1962)
- Geoff Millman (1963–1965)
- Norman Hill (1966–1967)
- Garfield Sobers (1968–1972)
- Brian Bolus (1972)
- Garfield Sobers (1973)
- Jack Bond (1974)
- Mike Smedley (1975–1979)
- Clive Rice (1979–1987)
- Tim Robinson (1988–1995)
- Paul Johnson (1996–1998)
- Jason Gallian (1998–2004)
- Stephen Fleming (2005–2007)
- Chris Read (2008–2017)
- Steven Mullaney (2018 to date)
- Highest total for – 791 v. Essex, Chelmsford, 2007
- Highest total against – 781/7 dec by Northamptonshire, Northampton, 1995
- Lowest total for – 13 v. Yorkshire, Nottingham, 1901
- Lowest total against – 16 by Derbyshire, Nottingham, 1879
- Highest score – 312* W. W. Keeton v. Middlesex, The Oval, 1939
- Most runs in season – 2,620 W. W. Whysall, 1929
Highest partnership for each wicket
- 1st – 406* D. J. Bicknell and G. E. Welton v. Warwickshire, Birmingham, 2000
- 2nd – 402 Haseeb Hameed and B. M. Duckett v. Derbyshire, Derby, 2022
- 3rd – 367 W. Gunn and J. R. Gunn v. Leicestershire, Nottingham, 1903
- 4th – 361 A. O. Jones and J. R. Gunn v. Essex, Leyton, 1905
- 5th – 359 D. J. Hussey and C. M. W. Read v. Essex, Nottingham, 2007
- 6th – 372* K. P. Pietersen and J. E. Morris v. Derbyshire, Derby, 2001
- 7th – 301 C. C. Lewis and B. N. French v. Durham, Chester-le-Street, 1993
- 8th – 220 G. F. H. Heane and R. Winrow v. Somerset, Nottingham, 1935
- 9th – 170 J. C. Adams and K. P. Evans v. Somerset, Taunton, 1994
- 10th – 152 E. B. Alletson and W. Riley v. Sussex, Hove, 1911
- Best bowling – 10/66 K. Smales v. Gloucestershire, Stroud, 1956
- Best match bowling – 17/89 F. C. L. Matthews v. Northamptonshire, Nottingham, 1923
- Wickets in season – 181 B. Dooland, 1954
First XI honours
- Gillette/NatWest/C&G Trophy[note 1] (1) – 1987
- Sunday/National League[note 2] (1) – 1991
- Benson & Hedges Cup (1) – 1989
- YB40 (1) – 2013
- Royal London One-Day Cup (1) – 2017
- T20 Blast (2) – 2017, 2020
Second XI honours
- Second XI Championship (3) – 1972, 1985, 2015
- Second XI Trophy (1) – 2011
- ^ ACS (1982). A Guide to First-Class Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles. Nottingham: ACS.
- ^ Cricket grounds in Nottinghamshire. Retrieved on 18 March 2010.
- ^ J. Pycroft The Cricket Field: Or the History and Science of the Game of Cricket (1868), p. 44
- ^ "Sir Henry Bromley". www.trentbridge.co.uk. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
- ^ "Trent Bridge".
- ^ Nottinghamshire Club Captains. Retrieved on 6 February 2011.