Nottinghamshire CCC Captain
Date of birth – 19 November 1986 Warrington, Cheshire
Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut – 4 May 2010 v Hampshire (Southampton)
Steven Mullaney was appointed as Nottinghamshire Captain in the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup competitions, replacing Chris Read who retired as captain in 2017 after ten years skippering the Club.
Across all three formats Mullaney churned out a series of personal best performances last season.
The all-rounder spent his eighth campaign at Trent Bridge by adding two more winner’s medals to his collection, as well as playing a starring role in helping the county retain their top-flight status.
Despite missing the first three championship matches with a foot injury, he enjoyed his best year with the red ball, collecting 25 wickets, including a maiden five-wicket haul.
Championship cricket also saw the former Lancashire man record the highest score of his career when making 168 at home to Kent, in the inaugural day-night four-dayer.
Mullaney also captivated the television audience with his first one-day century, an innings of 111 in the Royal London semi-final against Essex at Chelmsford, a contribution that won him the man-of-the-match award and his side a place at Lord’s.
In the Final he had a hand in removing the top five in the Surrey order, taking three catches to add to important wickets of Sangakkara and Foakes.
The Outlaws’ second success of the summer came in the T20 Blast and was again achieved after the medium-pacer made a decisive contribution in the semi-final. His 3-22 against Hampshire was the difference as Notts moved into the Final.