Date of birth – 4 September 1996 Brighton, Sussex
Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – 23 August 2016 Scarborough, Yorkshire
Having been eased into the Nottinghamshire first team as Chris Read prepared to hang up his gloves, Tom Moores has established himself as a mainstay across all three formats of the game.
Son of head coach Peter Moores, he sampled his first taste of county cricket with a short loan spell at Lancashire in early 2016. He returned to his parent county to make a promising debut with contributions of 23 and 41.
The former England Under 19 international had already shown his appetite for the big occasion by scoring a century to help Notts clinch the Second Eleven Championship in 2015.
His form as a hard-hitting left-handed batsman persuaded the coaching staff to promote him to number three in the order in last season’s T20 Blast competition and he responded with a number of telling contributions.
A classy half century in a win at Derby earned his first man-of-the-match honours in senior cricket and he ended that competition with a winners medal as part of the Outlaws side that triumphed in the final over Birmingham Bears.
Moores' form both as a batsman and a wicketkeeper were even more impressive in 2018, his 448 runs in that season's Vitality Blast crucial in helping him to scoop Nottinghamshire's Player of the Season award.
And the right-hander's ability to change a game with big-hitting brutality remained constant in 2019, with Moores hitting more maximums than any other player in the Royal London One-Day Cup whilst also making quickfire T20 contributions.
Moores also enjoyed a fruitful 2020, scoring an exhilharating red-ball hundred against Yorkshire at Trent Bridge and producing key performances in the Vitality Blast - not least with an astonishing catch to dismiss Surrey's Jamie Overton in the final.