Date of birth – 25 October 1986 Nottingham

Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – 19 Apr 2012 v Somerset (h)

Harry Gurney enjoyed a hugely successful first season at Trent Bridge by impressing in all three formats of the game.

The left-arm quick joined from Leicestershire a year ago, with a reputation as being a white ball specialist. To the delight of Mick Newell and the rest of the Notts coaching staff, Harry provided a new dimension to the bowling attack in first class cricket also and claimed some notable scalps.

Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen were just two of the 21 championship wickets he bagged from ten appearances.

Although he is a paid-up member of the tail-end club Harry had two batting performances to be proud of last summer. On debut against Somerset he hung around for 16 overs (in making 6 out of a stand of 56) to enable Chris Read to complete a century at the other end.

At The Oval in September, with just one over to be bowled at the end of the day, he enthusiastically volunteered for the nightwatchman role and went out to open the Nottinghamshire batting (he survived but fell early the following morning!).

During his time at Grace Road Harry helped the Foxes to the Friends Provident t20 title in 2011 and also appeared for them in the Champions League in India that year.

After spending this past winter playing in the Sydney area Harry will be hoping to help Nottinghamshire challenge for silverware this season.