Richard Logan’s cricket career is one of those where the whole does not quite match the sum of the parts. He was a highly-rated fast bowling prospect with England appearances at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 level when he accepted an offer from Nottinghamshire and came to Trent Bridge in 2000, even though he had played eight first-team games for Northants that season.
Logan, born in Stone, Staffordshire on 28 January 1980, made his First-Class debut for Notts in a Division Two game against Durham at Trent Bridge in April 2001 and played regularly in the County Championship, despite a six-week lay-off with shoulder injury soon after his first appearance. He was part of the squad for four seasons, moving to Hampshire during 2004; he helped his new county to second place in the Championship of 2005 but had the irony of seeing his previous club lift the title.
In 2006 he moved again, arriving at Northamptonshire six years after they first endeavoured to sign him, and played for them until 2008 – his last match being against the New Zealand touring side in May that year. Logan had one more First-Class game, guesting for Surrey v Glamorgan at the end of the 2009 season.
He played 29 First-Class matches for Notts, scoring 373 runs with a highest of 37no and an average of 11.65; his 88 wickets cost 35.13 with a best return of 6-93. In List-A, he made 17 appearances with a symmetrically satisfying 17 as his top score and 51 wickets at 32.29. His figures improved yet further in T20s, with 12 wickets at 16.66 from his ten games.
In 2009, as well as that one Surrey game, he played in the inaugural London T20 Cricket League where his team, Kensington & Chelsea were the eventual winners.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 559