Rev William Musters, a member of the family that owned much of the freehold of West Bridgford, including Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, was born at Colwick Hall, the family sea,t in 1810 and educated at Eton and Oxford.

He batted successfully in the University match of 1829 and between 1841 and 1848 appeared in seven games for Notts.

Taking Holy Orders, he was a curate at Colwick and then rector of West Bridgford until 1862. Musters died in Scotland in 1870.