Date of birth: 12 December 2002, Nottingham

Awaiting Nottinghamshire First-Class debut

Batting all-rounder Ben Martindale graduated through the Nottinghamshire Academy and Second XI sides to make a first-team bow during last summer’s Royal London Cup campaign.

The homegrown youngster was in the squad throughout the competition, training and practicing with the group before being handed a debut in the match against Gloucestershire at Bristol. On that occasion he was dismissed early in his innings but bowled a couple of tidy overs and held a steepling catch to remove Jack Taylor for 95.

His first involvement with the county’s second XI came in a friendly against Northamptonshire in 2019, and a year later he gained some important life and cricket experiences on a tour of India alongside fellow Academy member Sam Seecharan.

Son of former Nottinghamshire batter Duncan, Martindale junior spent a couple of seasons playing with Caythorpe in the Nottinghamshire Premier League, before joining Hucknall last year, where he made three half centuries and a top score of 74 in eight appearances.

He also featured regularly for the Second XI last summer, scoring 588 runs at 32.66 (three half-centuries) in 11 Championship outings and a further 18 runs and five wickets in six T20 matches.