Date of birth – 18 September 1988 Nottingham
Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – 23 April 2008 v Oxford MCCU (The Parks)
Luke Fletcher has been a stalwart of the Nottinghamshire side for over a decade.
The strapping fast bowler remains one of the most popular performers in the Nottinghamshire squad and his no-nonsense, run in all-day, approach is usually heralded by a roar of approval from his noisy fan-base, appreciative of his efforts.
In just his fourth First-Class match for Notts the youngster gave every indication that he may develop into a genuine all-rounder by scoring 92 away against Hampshire.
That opportunity for a maiden century was again spurned in 2017, when he was unluckily run out – again for 92 – in the away match against Durham.
Fletcher has enjoyed a highly prolific run of form, with both bat and ball, in the last couple of years and has also fulfilled an ambition of appearing in a Lord’s final.
Indeed, he almost took a wicket with the first ball of the Royal London One-Day Cup final when Surrey’s Jason Roy was spilled at slip.
The joy of securing a winner’s medal was in stark contrast to his feelings seven days later when a blow to the head, sustained whilst bowling to Birmingham batsman Sam Hain, put him in hospital and brought an early end to his campaign.
Fully recovered, Fletcher has recaptured his best form and is one of the most respected bowlers on the county circuit.
And in 2019, the right-armer has displayed admirable consistency, topping the wicket-taking charts in the Specsavers County Championship for Notts, and marrying potency with the ball with brutal ball-striking in the Royal London One Day Cup.
His efforts led to a deserved hat-trick at Nottinghamshire's end of season awards, scooping the Championship and One-Day Cup Player of the Year titles in addition to the overall Player of the Year accolade.