David Scott Lucas was born in Nottingham on 19 August 1978 and attended the Djanogly City Technology College before joining Nottinghamshire in 1996, playing principally for the Second Eleven. A 6’3” tall strapping medium fast bowler and a right hand batsman, he was affectionately known as ‘Muke’ or ‘Lukey’ by his teammates.
Having begun his cricketing career with Notts he made his County Championship debut in April 1999 at Trent Bridge against Leicestershire in a drawn game with no play possible on the first two days. He played in 21 First-Class matches for Notts taking 52 wickets at an average of 47.40 and scored 442 runs at an average of 21.04.
He stayed at Notts until the 2003 season and in his last two years was only included in the one-day games. He was seeking first team cricket after a run of injuries and in 2005 he moved to Yorkshire, playing in one match against Bangladesh A, but was unable to cement a place in the first team.
In June 2007 Lucas moved again, to Northants and after a poor start to his career there, he became a regular player in all forms of the game. He achieved his best ever bowling figures in 2009 when took 7-24 in one innings and match figures of 12-74 against Gloucester. In 2011 he moved counties once more and signed for Worcestershire on a three-year contract for the Division One side, where he is still present.
He won the NBC Denis Compton award, an annual award given to 'The Most Promising Young Player' at each of the 18 English first-class counties, in 2000.
David Lucas played for Clifton in the first season of the newly formed Notts Premier League (1999) and still plays in that League, now with Cavaliers & Carrington CC. In between he has had various but not continous seasons in the Premier League with Bracebridge Heath, Caythorpe and Radcliffe.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 548