Cricketer Fletcher lands first five-wicket haul for Notts

Luke Fletcher
Luke Fletcher

GIANT Papplewick and Linby bowler Luke Fletcher (pictured) has bounced back from suspension to bag the first five-wicket haul of his Notts CCC career.

Seamer Fletcher, 6’6” tall, took five for 82 in the Liverpool Victoria County Championship, First Division clash against Lancashire at Trent Bridge.

The 22-year-old’s performance couldn’t prevent champions Notts sinking to another defeat. But it was a big relief after the embarassment of earlier in the season when he was banned from all cricket for two weeks after a mystery breach of discipline.

Fletcher, who hails from Bulwell, has been a key figure in the Notts attack so far this term, which is his fourth at Trent Bridge.

Since making his debut in 2008, he has taken a total of 75 first-class wickets for the county, at an average of 30.18, plus 22 one-day wickets (average 39.68).

Fletcher learned his trade by rising through the ranks of Papplewick’s youth system.

He rejoined the club this season after a spell with Clifton Village, whom he helped win the Notts Premier League (NPL) title last year.

However he has made only one NPL appearance at Papplewick Hall because of his commitments with Notts.