Alan Kenneth Armitage

Alan Armitage is currently the oldest surviving Notts cricketer. He was born in Nottingham on 25 January 1930. A right-hand bat and occasional wicket-keeper who attended Nottingham High School, he first appeared for Notts Seconds in June 1950. He made his first-class debut for Notts on 16, 17 and 18 August 1950 v Warwickshire at the Courtaulds Ground in Coventry. Batting at No. 5 he made two and 20 in a match Notts won by 178 runs. He remained in the eleven for the following match at Dean Park, Bournemouth.

Armitage played a further three first-class games for Notts in 1951. He made a Notts best 43 not out versus Somerset at Trent Bridge and played his final game versus Yorkshire at Trent Bridge on 21, 23 and 24 July 1951. In this match he was the second batsman dismissed within a hat-trick taken by Fred Trueman in Notts first innings, Reg Simpson and Peter Harvey being the other two victims.

He studied at Wadham College at Oxford University playing in two first-class matches for the Dark Blues in 1951, making 115 and 57 not out against the Free Foresters.

Alan Armitage currently lives in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

April 2020.