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.
In 2021, the swashbuckling left-hander averaged 30.37 during Notts' ascent to third place in Division One, claiming 54 dismissals along the way.
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.