Nottinghamshire CCC Captain
Date of birth: 19 November 1986 Warrington, Cheshire
Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut: 4 May 2010 v Hampshire (Southampton)
Nottinghamshire’s Club Captain has played a pivotal role in the accumulation of all three domestic titles since his move to the East Midlands from his native Lancashire.
Indeed, he hit the ground running when switching from the north-west ahead of the 2010 season. A century on debut against Hampshire gave Notts notice that they had something special on their hands and, more than a decade later, the versatile all-rounder can reflect on a back catalogue of match-winning performances.
Across the three formats he has over 450 appearances for his adopted county and has plundered 12,000 runs and 300 wickets in that time.
Mullaney was seen as the natural replacement to succeed the retiring Chris Read as skipper of the County Championship side, a role he began at the start of 2018.
That same year he also attracted the attentions of the national selectors, captaining both the England Lions and the North side, in their 50-over series in Barbados against the South.
Popular with team-mates and supporters alike, Mullaney guided his talented squad to the Division Two title in 2022, averaging over 52 with the bat and hitting three centuries, including a career-best 192 against Sussex at Hove. He also smashed a 55-ball century against Middlesex at Lord’s, a knock that is the quickest First-Class hundred made by a Notts batter by balls since records began.
Lord’s has always been a happy hunting ground, with a ton on his first appearance there and two starring roles for the Outlaws in their cup final successes of 2013 and 2017. He was also a member of the Trent Rockets squad that won the second edition of The Hundred last year.
In the short form of the game only Samit Patel has made more appearances and taken more wickets for Notts than Mullaney, and he was in the winning team on both occasions that the side have emerged triumphantly on T20 Blast Finals Day.