Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
One Day nameNotts Outlaws
Captain Steven Mullaney
One Day captain List A captain
Steven Mullaney
T20 captain
Dan Christian
Coach Peter Moores
Overseas player(s) Mohammad Abbas
Dan Christian (T20)
Team information
Home ground Trent Bridge
First-class debut Sussex
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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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.


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 honours

Division Two (1) – 2004

Second XI honours


Team totals


Best partnership for each wicket


Earliest cricket

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 club

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 squad

No.NameNatBirth dateBatting StyleBowling StyleNotes
1Sol BudingerFlag of England.svg  England 21 August 1999 (age 20)Left-handedRight-arm off break Occasional wicket-keeper
3 Chris Nash Flag of England.svg  England 19 May 1983 (age 36)Right-handedRight-arm off break
7 Ben Compton Flag of England.svg  England 29 March 1994 (age 25)Left-handedRight-arm off break
10 Alex Hales* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 3 January 1989 (age 31)Right-handedRight-arm medium List A & T20 only
17 Ben Duckett* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 17 October 1994 (age 25)Left-handedOccasional wicket-keeper
26 Ben Slater Flag of England.svg  England 26 August 1991 (age 28)Left-handedRight-arm medium
33 Joe Clarke Flag of England.svg  England 26 May 1996 (age 23)Right-handedOccasional wicket-keeper
99 Haseeb Hameed  Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 17 January 1997 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm leg break
5 Steven Mullaney*Flag of England.svg  England 19 November 1986 (age 33)Right-handedRight-arm medium Club Captain
21 Samit Patel* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 30 November 1984 (age 35)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
22 Liam Patterson-White Flag of England.svg  England 8 November 1998 (age 21)Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
45 Lyndon James Flag of England.svg  England 27 December 1998 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
54 Dan Christian* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 4 May 1983 (age 36)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Captain (T20);
Overseas player (T20 only)
77 Peter Trego Flag of England.svg  England 12 June 1981 (age 38)Right-handedRight-arm medium
90 Joey Evison Flag of England.svg  England 14 November 2001 (age 18)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
23 Tom Moores Flag of England.svg  England 4 September 1996 (age 23)Left-handed
8 Stuart Broad* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 24 June 1986 (age 33)Left-handedRight-arm fast-medium England Test contract
11 Harry Gurney* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 25 October 1986 (age 33)Right-handedLeft-arm fast-medium List A & T20 only
18 Tom Barber Flag of England.svg  England 8 August 1995 (age 24)Right-handedLeft-arm fast
19 Luke Fletcher*Flag of England.svg  England 18 September 1988 (age 31)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
20 Matt Carter Flag of England.svg  England 26 May 1996 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm off break
27 Mohammad Abbas  Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 10 March 1990 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Overseas player
28 Jake Ball* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 14 March 1991 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
32 Zak Chappell Flag of England.svg  England 21 August 1996 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
47 Jack Blatherwick Flag of England.svg  England 4 June 1998 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium

Notable former players

Players with most first-class appearances

Club captains

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

See also


  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).

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  2. Cricket grounds in Nottinghamshire. Retrieved on 18 March 2010.
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