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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. The county club was founded in 1841 but Nottinghamshire teams formed by earlier organisations, essentially the old Nottingham Cricket Club, had played top-class cricket since 1771 and the county club has always held first-class status.[1] Nottinghamshire have competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
One Day nameNotts Outlaws
CaptainSteven Mullaney
One Day captainList A captain
Steven Mullaney
T20 captain
CoachPeter Moores
Overseas player(s)TBA
Team information
Home groundTrent Bridge
First-class debutSussex
in 1835
at Brighton
Championship wins6
Pro40 wins1
FP Trophy/YB40/Royal London One-Day Cup wins3
T20 Blast wins1
B&H Cup wins1
Official website:Nottinghamshire CCC


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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] Their kit colours are dark green with a gold/yellow trim for the Natwest T20 Blast and more yellow dominant for the Royal London One-Day Cup.


First XI honoursEdit

Division Two (1) – 2004

Second XI honoursEdit


Team totals

  • 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

Best partnership for each wicket

  • 1st – 406 D. J. Bicknell and G. E. Welton v. Warwickshire, Birmingham, 2000
  • 2nd – 398 A Shrewsbury and W. Gunn v. Sussex, Nottingham, 1890
  • 3rd – 369 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

Earliest cricketEdit

The earliest known reference to cricket in the county is the Nottingham Cricket Club v. Sheffield Cricket Club match on the Forest Racecourse at Nottingham on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August 1771.[3] The outcome of the game was "not determined on account of a dispute having arisen by one of the Sheffield players being jostled!" The match is the first important inter-county match involving teams from either Nottinghamshire or Yorkshire.

This match involved the old Nottingham town club which continued to play important matches into the 19th century.

Origin of clubEdit

Nottinghamshire as a county team played its first inter-county match versus Sussex at Brown's Ground, Brighton on 27, 28 and 29 August 1835. Nottinghamshire was recognised as a first-class county team, rather than a town club team, from 1835 but it is doubtful if the organisation at this time was a formally constituted club. The formal creation of Nottinghamshire CCC was enacted in March or April 1841 (the exact date has been lost).


Founding club captain William Clarke formed the All-England Eleven team which included great players such as Fuller Pilch and Alfred Mynn. It was Clarke's successor as Nottinghamshire captain, George Parr, who first captained a united England touring team in 1859. 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 this 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 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.


Current squadEdit

  • 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 Chris Nash   England (1983-05-19) 19 May 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break
10 Alex Hales    England (1989-01-03) 3 January 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium List A & T20 only
17 Ben Duckett    England (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Occasional wicket-keeper
26 Ben Slater   England (1991-08-26) 26 August 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
33 Joe Clarke   England (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Occasional wicket-keeper
96 Sol Budinger   England (1999-08-21) 21 August 1999 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm off break Occasional wicket-keeper
Ben Compton   England (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Haseeb Hameed     England (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
5 Steven Mullaney*   England (1986-11-19) 19 November 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium Club Captain
21 Samit Patel    England (1984-11-30) 30 November 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
87 Liam Patterson-White   England (1998-11-08) 8 November 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
90 Joey Evison   England (2001-11-14) 14 November 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium
23 Tom Moores   England (1996-09-04) 4 September 1996 (age 23) Left-handed
8 Stuart Broad    England (1986-06-24) 24 June 1986 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium England Test contract
11 Harry Gurney    England (1986-10-25) 25 October 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium List A & T20 only
19 Luke Fletcher*   England (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
20 Matt Carter   England (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
28 Jake Ball    England (1991-03-14) 14 March 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
32 Zak Chappell   England (1996-08-21) 21 August 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
47 Jack Blatherwick   England (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Notable former playersEdit

Players with most first-class appearancesEdit

Club captainsEdit

A full list of captains of the club from its formation to the present day:[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ An unofficial seasonal title sometimes proclaimed by consensus of media and historians prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship was constituted. Although there are ante-dated claims prior to 1873, when residence qualifications were introduced, it is only since that ruling that any quasi-official status can be ascribed.
  2. ^ Formerly known as the Gillette Cup (1963–1980), NatWest Trophy (1981–2000) and C&G Trophy (2001–2006).
  3. ^ Formerly known as the Sunday League (1969–1998).


  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. ^ Nottinghamshire Club Captains. Retrieved on 6 February 2011.

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