D. B. Pennett

After spending two seasons with Yorkshire Seconds, Pennet joined the Trent Bridge staff at the start of the 1992 season, making his Sunday League debut on June 21 that year v Northants at Trent Bridge.

A week later came his first class debut v Cambridge University. He was successful enough to be retained in the senior side for the remainder of the summer. In the following seasons however his main contribution came just in the Sunday League and in all he took 41 wickets in that competition at an average of 31.87.

His 1994 season was marred by a stress fracture of the back which he incurred whist playing in New Zealand during the 1993/94 winter. By a coincidence Pennett’s best performance with both bat and ball occurred at Chester-le-Street.

In 1993 he took five for 36 and in 1995, coming in as last man, he hit 50, adding 85 for the last wicket with Pick and saving the side from complete disaster – the total being 105 for nine when he came to the crease.