Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

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.

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
One Day nameNotts Outlaws
CaptainHaseeb Hameed
One Day captainLA: Haseeb Hameed
T20: Joe Clarke
CoachPeter Moores
Overseas player(s)Dane Paterson
Will Young
Fazalhaq Farooqi (T20)
Ben Lister (T20)
Team information
Home groundTrent Bridge
First-class debutSussex
in 1835
at Brighton
Championship wins6
Pro40 wins1
One-Day Cup wins3
T20 Blast wins2
B&H Cup wins1
Official websiteNottinghamshire CCC

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.[1] 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.[2]

History edit

Nottingham Cricket Club is known to have played matches from 1771 onwards[3] 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.[4] 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.

Players edit

Current squad edit

  • 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 (1989-01-03) 3 January 1989 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium White ball contract
17 Ben Duckett* ‡   England (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 29) Left-handed England central contract
26 Ben Slater*   England (1991-08-26) 26 August 1991 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm medium
30 Jack Haynes   England (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
44 Freddie McCann   England (2005-04-19) 19 April 2005 (age 18) Left-handed Right-arm off break
99 Haseeb Hameed* ‡   England (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Club captain
Will Young* ‡   New Zealand (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas player
5 Steven Mullaney*   England (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium
8 Lyndon James   England (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
12 Ben Martindale   England (2002-12-12) 12 December 2002 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm medium
14 Matt Montgomery* ‡   Germany (2000-05-10) 10 May 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
22 Liam Patterson-White   England (1998-11-08) 8 November 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
24 Tom Loten   England (1999-01-08) 8 January 1999 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
31 Calvin Harrison   England (1998-04-29) 29 April 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
23 Tom Moores*   England (1996-09-04) 4 September 1996 (age 27) Left-handed
33 Joe Clarke*   England (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Captain (T20)
89 Dane Schadendorf   Zimbabwe (2002-07-31) 31 July 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium UK Passport
1 Sam King   England (2003-01-12) 12 January 2003 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
2 Dane Paterson* ‡   South Africa (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Overseas player
9 Olly Stone* ‡   England (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast
11 Fateh Singh   England (2004-04-20) 20 April 2004 (age 19) Left-handed Right-arm off break
15 Toby Pettman   England (1998-05-11) 11 May 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
16 Brett Hutton*   England (1993-02-06) 6 February 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
18 Dillon Pennington   England (1999-02-26) 26 February 1999 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
19 Luke Fletcher*   England (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
20 Matt Carter   England (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
35 James Hayes   England (2001-06-27) 27 June 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Fazalhaq Farooqi ‡   Afghanistan (2000-09-22) 22 September 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium Overseas player (T20 only)
Ben Lister ‡   New Zealand (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium Overseas player (T20 only)
Josh Tongue ‡   England (1997-11-15) 15 November 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast England central contract

Former players edit

The players with over 400 first-class appearances for the club are:[5]

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:

Club captains edit

A full list of captains of the club from its formation to the present day:[6]

Records edit

Team totals edit

  • 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

Batting edit

  • 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 edit

  • 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

Bowling edit

  • 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

Honours edit

First XI honours edit

Division Two (2) – 2004, 2022

Second XI honours edit

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ Formerly known as the Gillette Cup (1963–1980), NatWest Trophy (1981–2000) and C&G Trophy (2001–2006).
  2. ^ Formerly known as the Sunday League (1969–1998).

References edit

  1. ^ ACS (1982). A Guide to First-Class Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles. Nottingham: ACS.
  2. ^ Cricket grounds in Nottinghamshire. Retrieved on 18 March 2010.
  3. ^ J. Pycroft The Cricket Field: Or the History and Science of the Game of Cricket (1868), p. 44
  4. ^ "Sir Henry Bromley". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Trent Bridge".
  6. ^ Nottinghamshire Club Captains. Retrieved on 6 February 2011.

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