Alan Barnard Cleveley was born on 5 January 1932 in Derby. A right-hand bat and right medium fast bowler he made his sole Nottinghamshire First-Class appearance in the championship game against Essex at Trent Bridge in July 1955. Batting at 10 he made 4 not out and a duck and took 3-63. His victims included two England test bowlers in Paul Gibb and Trevor Bailey. He played in a pre-season game v Derbyshire in 1955, a game that fell victim to the weather and he did not bat and bowled 11 wicketless overs.
Cleveley played for Notts Seconds for three seasons. In 1954 he made four appearances in the Minor Counties Championship and played in two friendlies against Derbyshire; in 1955, he made seven appearnces and the final four - ending with a match against Northants Seconds in which he scored 35 and took two wickets - came in 1956.
He died at the Old Lodge Nursing Home at Etwall, Derbyshire after a long illness, aged 81 years on 17 September 2012.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 405