Son of the current Notts Head Coach Peter Moores, and nephew of former Cheshire cricketer Stephen Moores, Tom was born on 4 September 1996 in Brighton, Sussex. His emergence as a wicketkeeper-batsman in 2018 coincided with the retirement of Chris Read, one of the most influential figures in Nottinghamshire history.
A hard-hitting left-handed batsman and a former England Under-19 international, Tom signed a two-year professional contract with Nottinghamshire after an impressive breakthrough season in 2016. In that year he played twelve matches on loan with Lancashire before returning to claim a place in the first team at Trent Bridge by scoring 23 and 41 on his First-Class debut.
His impressive start to life back at Trent Bridge persuaded the coaching staff to promote him to number three in the 2017 NatWest Blast competition, a show of faith that Moores rewarded with some fine contributions. A classy half century in a win at Derby earned Tom his first man-of-the-match honours before he was part of the victorious Outlaws team on T20 Finals Day. His total of 448 runs in the 2018 T20 Vitality Blast then contributed towards Tom winning Nottinghamshire’s ‘Player of the Season’ award.
The 2019 season proved more challenging, although in the Vitality Blast Moores hit 218 runs at an average of 31.14; meanwhile in the Royal London One-Day Cup he scored 281 runs at an average of 40.14. It was in the latter competition that he hit 21 maximums, more than any other player in the 2019 competition. Tom Moores was selected for the ODI squad on the England Lions tour of Australia in February 2020 but, not having played in the first match, he had to return home after being injured in a nets session.