George Rothera, a solicitor, played in eight Nottingham matches between 1832 and 1837, 'a good bat, capital wicketkeeper and a great favourite', he died of consumption in 1841 aged 31'.

He was the 31st player to represent Nottingham in major matches since 1826 and the first amateur.

He is directly related to the Nottingham Rothera family who are in the legal profession.