With a County Championship title in 2010 and promotion in 2017, the 2010s were not without their red-ball highlights at Trent Bridge.

Over the festive period, trentbridge.co.uk asked you to vote for your red-ball team of the decade - and the results are in. Read more about the chosen XI below.

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Alex Hales – chosen by 55% of voters

Statistics for the decade: 85 matches, 5409 runs at 37.56 (13 centuries, 26 fifties)

Also named in the Outlaws’ white-ball team of the decade.

Hales hit 1,000 first-class runs in three separate calendar years before turning his attention to the white-ball game. His 2015 season, in which he hit a career-best 236 against Yorkshire, was enough to earn him a call-up to the England Test squad.


Steven Mullaney – chosen by 51% of voters

132 matches, 7,169 runs at 32.88 (14 hundreds, 40 fifties); 108 wickets at 34.49 (one five-wicket haul).

Also named in the Outlaws’ white-ball team of the decade.

Mullaney’s stints at the top of the order have proved fruitful, helping the skipper to average in excess of 40 in three of his seasons with the club. The all-rounder averaged 44.31 in the 2017 promotion-winning campaign – and also enjoyed his most potent season with the ball, taking 25 wickets at 19.44.


Hashim Amla – chosen by 52% of voters

5 matches, 463 runs at 77.16 (one century, five half-centuries).

Amla’s stint at Trent Bridge was brief, but pivotal in the destiny of the 2010 County Championship pennant. A century on his County Championship debut for the county against Kent showed that the South African was in peak form, and his runs were crucial to four consecutive wins for the Green and Golds at the start of the season.



James Taylor – chosen by 85% of voters

60 matches, 3,745 runs at 42.07 (seven centuries, 20 fifties)

Also named in the Outlaws’ white-ball team of the decade.

Taylor’s four years with Notts were peppered with moments where he showed his class. The right-hander made the step up to Division One cricket with aplomb, his county career peaking with a score of 291 in 2015 against Sussex. Four years on, it remains the highest score anyone has made for Notts since Walter Keeton’s 312* in 1939, and is ensconced in the record books as the county’s fourth-highest score of all time.


David Hussey – chosen by 87% of voters

15 matches, 895 runs at 42.6 (two centuries, four fifties).

Also named in the Outlaws’ white-ball team of the decade.

Hussey’s final three campaigns in England still encompassed plenty of high points. The Australian averaged 66.50 in the Championship-winning season of 2010, with his unbeaten 251 at Headingley being the 13th-highest Nottinghamshire score of all time.


Samit Patel – chosen by 78% of voters

145 matches, 7,784 runs at 33.99 (15 hundreds, 37 fifties); 245 wickets at 37.14 (three five-wicket hauls, one ten-wicket haul)

Also named in the Outlaws’ white-ball team of the decade.

Patel’s prowess with the bat has been at the forefront of Nottinghamshire’s greatest moments in the past decade – not least in the course of claiming the title in 2010.

In 2017, meanwhile, the right-hander became the first player to hit back-to-back double centuries for Nottinghamshire, adding 247 against Leicestershire to a score of 257 against Gloucestershire.

In taking 26 wickets at 28.15, the all-rounder also enjoyed one of his most successful seasons with the ball – and became the first Notts player since 1987 to win the coveted PCA Player of the Year award.



Chris Read – chosen by 97% of voters

126 matches, 6,555 runs at 39.72 (10 hundreds, 39 fifties); 400 catches, 17 stumpings.

Also named in the Outlaws’ white-ball team of the decade.

An average of nearly 40 in the middle order in the 2010s  and enough catches to take him to the all-time Nottinghamshire record are testament to Read’s considerable abilities.

The right-hander’s rearguard action saved Notts from defeat – or propelled them to victory – on countless occasions, not least in his final innings.

Batting at number 7, the skipper’s 124 carried Notts over the line – adding promotion to the 2010 title triumph as his greatest red-ball moments of the decade.    


Graeme Swann – chosen by 77% of voters

7 matches, 128 runs at 11.63 (one fifty); 19 wickets at 29.79.

Also named in the Outlaws’ white-ball team of the decade.

Swann’s Nottinghamshire career was inevitably hampered by his elevation to the England side, as he became one of the most-feared spinners in world cricket.

Between the start of 2010 and his enforced retirement in 2013, Swann became the first England spinner to take ten wickets in a match since Jim Laker, was named ECB Cricketer of the Year, and accumulated enough Test wickets to become the second-most successful spinner in England history.


Stuart Broad – chosen by 65% of voters

35 matches, 124 wickets at 24.91 (five five-wicket hauls, one ten-wicket haul)

The Nottinghamshire-born seamer has been at the fulcrum of England’s Test side for the whole of the last decade, and has displayed his international class whenever the calendar has allowed him to turn out for his county.

Broad’s 124 wickets for Notts in the past ten years include a blistering 8-52 against Warwickshire in 2010.



Andre Adams – chosen by 63% of voters

62 matches, 256 wickets at 23.44 (16 five-wicket hauls, three ten-wicket hauls)

Adams took 344 First-Class wickets for Notts in total, and spent almost a decade as one of the most potent bowlers in county cricket, but it was the events of an autumnal afternoon at Old Trafford in 2010 that secured the New Zealander’s legend.

With rain falling, and Nottinghamshire’s odds of landing the title lengthening, Adams struck twice in four balls to remove Mark Chilton and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, delivering the County Championship pennant to Trent Bridge.


Ryan Sidebottom – chosen by 66% of voters

9 matches, 30 wickets at 21.00 (one five-wicket haul)

Sidebottom may have departed Nottinghamshire early in the decade, but he made a considerable impact on the 2010 title-winning campaign.

The Yorkshireman took one of the three wickets to fall on the final day of the season to secure the County Championship trophy, while the value of his 7* in Nottinghamshire’s first innings should not be underestimated in allowing his side to chalk up valuable batting points.


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