Cricket lovers in the Dispatch district get the chance next week to cast their eye over the England captain with a Hucknall connection.
For Will Rhodes, grandson of Hucknall man Peter Rhodes, is to lead England Under-19s in a one-day series against South Africa.
And two of the five matches, on Sunday 17th August and Monday 18th August, are at Trent Bridge.
All-rounder Rhodes (19), who plays for Yorkshire, captained the England side to the semi-finals of the Under-19s’ World Cup in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year.
He has yet to break into the successful first-team at Yorkshire this season, but has performed well for the seconds, scoring a century against Worcestershire in July.
He also received the England Development Programme cricketer of the year award at Lord’s in June.
Former Yorkshire coach Paul Farbrace, who is currently a key member of the England Test set-up, has described Rhodes as “an outstanding all-rounder” and “a very talented cricketer”.
Grandfather Peter Rhodes (81), of Brickyard Drive, was a key member of Hucknall Cricket Club, along with his late brother, Cis.