Born in Shireoaks on 9 February 1918, Ted Blagg was better known as a 6 foot 14 stone centre-half for Nottingham Forest, making 61 first-team appearances in the immediate post-war years before being transferred to Southport.

He was given a trial at Trent Bridge in 1939, appearing in two Second Eleven fixtures. The right-hand bat and right-arm seamer was on the Notts staff in 1948. Having taken 5-19 for Notts Club Ground versus Leicestershire Club Ground at Loughborough on 27 May, he was selected for his sole First-Class fixture versus Leicestershire at Trent Bridge in June. In a rain-ruined game, Blagg did not bat and bowled 4-0-20-0. He appeared in five Minor Counties fixtures for Notts Seconds in the same season but achieved little.

He died on 28 October 1976 at Shireoaks, aged 58.

April 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 379

See Ted Blagg's career stats here