Hindson was an enigma. Has there been another Nottinghamshire bowler with such a rum record in first-class cricket?

In 1995 he took more wickets for the county - 65 - than any other bowler that summer, at that time the most by any Nottinghamshire bowler since the counties abolished three-day Championship fixtures. Contrast this success with his other six summers in the First-Class set up, in no other season did he exceed a total of 11 wickets.

Although born in Huddersfield, Hindson was brought up in Nottinghamshire and educated at Toot Hill School in Bingham. He achieved a great deal as a teenager, captaining Caythorpe Under-15s in 1989 and taking the team to the Nottinghamshire title.

In 1990 he was promoted to Notts Under-19s, capturing 37 wickets for them in that year. He played for the Under-19s in the two following years and in 1992/93 toured India with the England Under-19s. He was chosen for the three `Tests' on that trip; Hindson took five wickets in the first `Test' and hit 51no (England's highest score) in the third game.

In England in 1992 he had made his First-Class debut for Nottinghamshire v Cambridge University at Trent Bridge, returning figures of 5-42 in the first innings.

Hindson joined the Trent Bridge playing staff in 1993 and remained with the county until the close of 1998. Aside from 1995, when he appeared in 17 First-Class games, his cricket was largely confined to the Second Eleven Championship games and the Colts side in the Bassetlaw League.

After retiring from professional cricket he took up various roles within the PCA, Bowles Associates and The Cricketer. Hindson is currently Managing Director of CricketArchive and a director of The Cricketer Magazine.  He is also the all time leading wicket taker in the Notts Premier Cricket League  (and still playing – as recreational cricket resumed in 2020),  playing for Caythorpe Cricket Club; he also coaches the University of Nottingham Mens and Ladies sides.

June 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 520

See Jimmy Hindson's career stats here