Andy Carter took wickets at will for Bracebridge Heath in the Lincolnshire Premier League in 2007, topping the bowling averages and enjoying a career-best haul of 8-67, earning him a regular place in his home county's Minor Counties side which soon brought him to the notice of the staff at Trent Bridge.
Having been plucked from the Lincolnshire setup and awarded a short-term deal in April 2008, Carter impressed sufficiently to win an extended stay. He honed his raw pace in the Second Eleven in 2009 and took a club record 54 wickets to underline the rate of his development - winning the Second XI Player of the Year award. His achievements didn’t go unnoticed and he made his LV= County Championship debut in 2009 followed by selection for the England Lions squad of 2010/11.
Andy Carter stayed at Notts, without ever quite establishing himself in the first team, until 2015; he went out on loan during his tim e with Notts and since 2015 has represented a number of other counties. At various times he has played for Essex, Glamorgan, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Northants and Worcestershire, as well as returning to his home county of Lincolnshire.
Andy is the elder brother of Matt Carter, currently plying his off-breaks for Notts in all three formats; another brother, Will, has played for Nettleham and Andy's first club, Bracebridge Heath.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 604