Five things you might not know about Notts’ new overseas signing Quinton de Kock, who will play four Specsavers County Championship matches for the Green and Golds in August and September.


He shared the record for the most successive ODI centuries - three - before it was later bettered by Kumar Sangakkara. He shares the record of four ODI centuries before the age of 21 with Irish cricketer Paul Stirling.


He grew up as a baseball player and even considered a move to the United States, but his father convinced him to pursue cricket instead. 


Hooked on fishing as a way of relaxing away from the game, de Kock had just returned from a day on the banks when he discovered he had been called up by South Africa.


The Johannesburg-born left-handed batsman, once kept a pair of goldfish named Scramble and Egg.


de Kock lists the cover drive as his favourite cricket shot and cites a match-winning performance for Highveld Lions against the Mumbai Innings in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 (51 not out off 33 balls) with five fours and two sixes) as the turning point in his career.


T20 returns to Trent Bridge on 4 July with a 2017 Finals Day rematch of Notts Outlaws v Birmingham Bears. Tickets are £10 in advance for adults, £7 for over-65s & under-21s and £5 for under 16s. Secure your seats now.