Date of birth – 19 November 1986 Warrington, Cheshire

Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – 4 May 2010 v Hampshire (a)

In 2010 Steven Mullaney added his name to the small list of Nottinghamshire players who have scored a century on his first class debut for the county. That innings, against Hampshire at The Rose Bowl, remains his only three-figure score for the side he joined from Lancashire, despite one or two near misses.

Last summer he was restricted to just six first class outings, yet responded with four half-centuries and an average of 43 from his ten innings.

Against Middlesex he produced one of the biggest hits seen at Trent Bridge for some time as he pulled Gareth Berg high over the New Stand and out of the ground.

Steven ended the campaign on a high, registering a season-best 94 in the closing match of the season against Warwickshire.

A regular in all three formats of the game, Steven comes into his own in white ball matches. An outstanding fielder and punchy stroke-player, his knack of bowling a sequence of tidy medium-paced overs in the middle of matches has turned many contests in Nottinghamshire’s favour.

A t20 best of 4-19 against Leicestershire Foxes earned Steven a man-of-the-match award in the televised match at Grace Road that launched last season’s competition.

The all-rounder spent this past winter playing in Australia and will be hoping to nail down a regular place in the championship side in 2013, as well as playing a major role in the shorter formats.