Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club are a storied English domestic side with plenty of history, therefore it follows that they would have some top Australian talent over the years.
Brother of Michael, David Hussey goes down as a legend of Nottinghamshire cricket, and another potential great of the game who lost out on a Test career because of the strength of the Australian side at the time. There is a generation of Australian domestic greats who did not make a significant number of international appearances, and Hussey may be the best to not receive a single cap. Hussey played for Notts between 2004 and 2013. Over this period the Australian appeared 223 times for the side, making over 10,000 runs. He averaged 61 in First-Class cricket for Notts, and 52 overall, an incredible record. Hussey was famous for making huge scores for the county as well, once making 275 from just 227 deliveries, displaying the form that would earn him IPL deals and over 100 limited overs internationals for Australia.
Voges is another player whose domestic work looked like not paying off in the form of international recognition but his chance came at the age of 35. Making up for lost time, Voges became the oldest man to make a century on Test debut, and made the most of his short time at the top, retiring with a career average of 61. Voges played for Notts over four years between 2008 and 2012 and certainly made his mark during these years. He made a ‘pivotal’ century at Old Trafford to help Notts seal the 2010 County Championship. Whilst being known mainly for his red-ball exploits, Voges captained the side during the 2011 Friends Life T20, averaging over 50 in the process.
Dan Christian is a storied stalwart of the limited overs circuit, and has led Notts to some of their best moments in the last 20 years. Christian joined in 2015, winning two Blast titles since, and captaining the side in the process. Christian adds these trophies to his titles won at Hampshire and victorious campaigns in the Australian Big Bash, the Caribbean Premier League and South African domestic competition. Christian is a hard hitting all-rounder who has completed 378 T20 matches during his career and will go down as a legend of the format, his leadership ability making him one of the most sought after players in the world. He is also one of the most successful players of Indigenous Australian heritage, being a great role model in the community.
Now this pick is cheating somewhat due to the nature of his relationship with the county, but someone as good as Miller is difficult to ignore. Miller was one of the premier players in Test cricket during his career in the 1940’s and 50’s, with only Sir Garfield Sobers (Notts legend) surpassing Miller’s glory years. He averaged 37 with the bat in Test Match cricket and took his wickets at less than 23. The technicality that gets Miller into this side is that he appeared for Notts during a ceremonial match at the age of 39 at Trent Bridge, scoring an unbeaten century, a decent way to sign off.
Dooland is the least known player on this list but he may have the best record. Playing for Notts between 1953 and 1957 Dooland took 770 wickets at an average of 18 with his leg-spin, and scored nearly 5,000 runs. During his career he took over 1,000 wickets and scored over 7,000 runs with the bat, making him a great of his era, and a surprise that he never achieved more than his three Test caps. Dooland’s career largely overlapped with that of Keith Miller and Richie Benaud, perhaps explaining his lack of opportunity during this time.