Nottinghamshire CCC Captain
Date of birth – 19 November 1986 Warrington, Cheshire
Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut – 4 May 2010 v Hampshire (Southampton)
Steven Mullaney captains Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship and also leads the Notts Outlaws in the Royal London One-Day Cup competition. He was seen as the natural replacement to take over from the retiring Chris Read, who led the side for ten years, in 2017.
Mullaney’s elevation to higher honours hasn’t held back his own performances, with the England selectors now beginning to take note of some outstanding all-round contributions.
Since signing from Lancashire ahead of the 2010 campaign he has racked up an impressive collection of awards and medals, after playing decisive roles in county championship, one-day and T20 successes.
In 2017 he played a pivotal role Notts lifted two trophies and secured promotion back to the top flight.
He 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 Kumar Sangakkara and Ben Foakes.
The Outlaws’ second success of the summer came in the T20 Blast and Mullaney was again instrumental, taking 3-22 and the man-of-the-match award in the semi-final win over Hampshire.
Having led his side to victory in the North v South series in Barbados in 2018, he has since captained and toured with the England Lions.
Injury severely hampered Mullaney's 2019 season, but the skipper returned to hit a career-best 179 when opening the batting against Warwickshire towards the end of the season.
And the all-rounder was ever-present once more, in all formats, in Notts' 2020 season.