We are sad to report the passing of two men who contributed a great deal to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club during their lives, Brian Bolus and Brian Robson.
An opening batsman, committee member and ultimately President at Trent Bridge, Brian Bolus first made the move to his adopted county from Yorkshire as a player in 1963.
He went on to amass 269 first-class appearances for the Green and Golds during the intervening decade, posting 15,493 runs at an average of 35.29.
Bolus was capped in 1963, awarded a benefit year in 1971 and spent his final campaign at Trent Bridge in 1972 as Club Captain. He played Test cricket for England on seven occasions.
After concluding his career with four further seasons at Derbyshire, Bolus retired, before returning to Notts as a member of the General Committee in 1993.
The former batsman’s administrative skills were also called upon at international level with stints as a selector and as Chairman of the England Management Advisory Committee.
His service to Nottinghamshire was recognised with a two-year term as President of the club in 2004 and 2005.
Brian Robson arrived at Trent Bridge as Assistant Secretary in 1979 and went on to play a key role in the management of the club for two decades.
He was appointed Secretary in 1982 and enjoyed a tenure in post during which there were multiple trophy wins on the field, key developments to the Hound Road and Radcliffe Road stands and an exponential increase in the club’s financial turnover.
Robson remained a frequent and popular visitor to Trent Bridge way beyond his years as Club Secretary, including continuing to serve as a volunteer on international matchdays.
Our thoughts are with the Bolus and Robson families at this difficult time.