A strapping, old-fashioned quick bowler, Bulwell-born Fletcher established himself in the county representative side from the age of 14.
He made his Second XI debut in 2006 and became a regular the following season, producing several notable performances with the ball.
It was enough for Nottinghamshire Assistant Manager Wayne Noon to ask the 6ft 6ins seamer to train with the squad over the winter. Fletcher gave up his job to take up the offer and worked at Trent Bridge to fit in with his training sessions.
The effort paid off in pre-season as he starred on the tour of South Africa and was offered a contract by Mick Newell.
Fletcher made a big impression in the Friends Provident Trophy in 2008 and scurried for a match-winning final-ball single against Leicestershire Foxes at Trent Bridge.
A string of strong performances for England Under 19s underlined his appetite for the big occasion and his form became impossible to ignore. He featured in eight LV= County Championship matches in 2009 taking 29 wickets and demonstrated his batting potential with a 92 against Hampshire and attended training camps with the England Performance Squad in early 2010.
His career-best figures of 5-82 came in 2011 and in the same season he took 73 wickets across all forms of the game.
In 2012 he struggled to live up to the highs of 2011 returning 24 wickets in eight Championship appearances.