James Hayward made his sole Nottinghamshire first-class appearance in May 1951 against Oxford University in The Parks. He opened the bowling and finished with figures of 2 for 78 but did not bat. He appeared the following season for Notts Seconds.

A left-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he was born in Speeton, Yorkshire on New Year’s Eve in 1926. After residing in Worcestershire for many years he died on 29 September 2014, aged 87 years.

February 2018