The present First-Class counties regulations permit a county to borrow a player from another county for a limited period, even though that player may have represented his principal county in the season in question.

Under these rules, Lancashire agreed to loan Oliver Newby to Nottinghamshire in 2005. He played for Notts in two Championship matches, v Kent at Trent Bridge and v Gloucester at Bristo,l and for Notts Seconds.

Born in Blackburn on 26 August 1984 he is a right hand batsmen and right arm medium fast bowler. Educated at Ribblesdale High School, Newby made his debut for Lancashire Seconds in 2001 and his First-Class debut in 2003. In 2004 he played in one Championship game for Lancashire.

Newby returned to Lancashire in 2006, to play in seven County Championship matches. He showed himself to be a much improved bowler, taking 19 wickets at an average of 27.52. Newby's good form continued in 2007; he played nine First-Class matches, taking 22 wickets at 30.45, and was rewarded with a contract. He remained at Lancashire without ever securing a regular first-team spot and was released in 2014.  In 53 first-class matches he had taken 133 wickets at 32.55.

He is now working in the joinery and construction businesss.

July 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 584

See Oliver Newby's career stats here