Date of birth – 12 February 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa
Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – 1 April 2012 v Loughborough MCCU (h)
After arriving at Trent Bridge from Yorkshire in time for the 2012 season, left-handed Michael Lumb has been a revelation at the business end of the order for Nottinghamshire.
His debut season saw him score more than 1,400 runs for the county across all formats, and a winter in the KFC Big Bash and with England’s Twenty20 squad followed.
In 2013, he impressed once more, passing the fabled 1,000 run mark in the Championship and showcasing his abilities in the game’s shorter formats.
Lumb’s partnerships with Alex Hales have become feared in one-day cricket, the pair opening for both county and country. Lumb broke records for Nottinghamshire in last year’s domestic Twenty20, plundering 96 from 52 deliveries, all but beating Durham Dynamos single-handedly.
His good form continued through the winter, where he impressed for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League. A spring with England followed, and on his One Day International debut Lumb scored a mammoth 106 against the West Indies. Once again his 2014 season enjoyed runs coming at an explosive rate leading to another winter in the Big Bash with the Sixers.
Son of former Yorkshire batsman Richard Lumb, Johannesburg-born Michael is enjoying something of a purple patch, and looks set to excel both internationally and domestically in 2015.