Mick Haynes, who died of lung cancer at his home in Mapperley on 18 September, 1997, was on the playing staff at Trent Bridge for three seasons commencing 1959.

An opening right hand bat, he was born in Sherwood on the 19th of May 1936 and made a reputation for himself with Lenton United and in the representative Notts C.A. team.

His father, Cecil Haynes, was for many years the Lenton wicket keeper and later a well-known local umpire.

Mick Haynes appeared in nine first-class matches for Nottinghamshire, but with little success.

He left the staff to become a psychiatric nurse at Mapperley Hospital and played cricket for the Hospital side as well as for Nottingham Taxis.

His cheerful disposition was a feature of the Notts Old Players Reunions.