Yorkshire-born Duncan Martindale made his First-Class debut for Notts versus his home county in the 1985 County Championship and went on to play 55 First-Class games across six seasons, his last appearance being against Oxford University in 1991.

His List-A career started at its highest point – his limited-overs debut coming in the 1985 NatWest Trophy final at Lord’s against Essex; despite 20 from Martindale, Notts finished one run short of their chase. He made a further 18 List-A appearances with the last being v Worcestershire in the 1990 Benson & Hedges Cup.

Although described as a right-arm off-break bowler, he bowled only two overs for Nottinghamshire, conceding just eight runs.  He batted right-handed and in First-Class games made 1861 runs with a highest score of 138, against Cambridge University in 1990, one of four centuries; in List-A matches, he totalled 343 runs with a top score of 53, his only half-century in that format.

Duncan Martindale left Notts at the end of the 1991 season and played Minor Counties cricket for Herefordshire in 1992 and 1993.


May 2020