Johnson has been on the staff at Trent Bridge since 1981 and went on to represent the county over a 21-year period. In his debut season he became the youngest player to represent the county in a major competitive game- a Sunday League fixture. From then on wherever Johnson went, records fell.
In 1983 he was an established first team player becoming the youngest player to hit a century for the county in the process. International honours never materialised for Johnson, the closest he got was touring with England ‘A’ in 1991-92.
In 1993, he won the Walter Lawrence Trophy for the season’s fastest century off 73 balls against Glamorgan at Swansea. Overall only nine players have scored more first-class runs for Nottinghamshire than Johnson who amassed 20,256 over his two decades with the club.
Now he is the club’s batting coach whilst also overseeing the development of the next crop of players by being coach of the second team.