Charles Creswell, unlike some of his contemporaries in early-Victorian cricket, was an amateur worthy of a place in the County side, without financial inducements.

In fact he had been picked for the North v South at Lord’s, prior to being chosen for Notts – ‘a steady, excellent bowler, being seldom wide or out of length’. Born in Radford in 1813, Creswell played in seven Notts games between 1840 and 1843. It would seem he moved away from Nottingham whilst still an active player.

A cashier by occupation he died in Heaton Norris in 1882.