Full name David Scott Lucas
Born August 19, 1978, Nottingham
Current age 40 years 245 days
Major teams Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire
Nickname Muke, Lukey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
Height 6 ft 3 in
Education Djanogly City Techology College, Nottingham
|Last First-class||Essex v Worcestershire at Chelmsford, Sep 3-5, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999|
|Last List A||Kent v Worcestershire at Canterbury, May 15, 2013 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Yorkshire v Worcestershire at Leeds, Jul 25, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4/47, 13*, 0/27, 27||Lincolnshire||v Berkshire||Wormsley||28 Aug 2016||Other|
|0/28, 2/31||Lincolnshire||v Staffs||Knypersley||14 Aug 2016||Other|
|2*, 2/32, 2/24||Lincolnshire||v Cumberland||Grantham||31 Jul 2016||Other|
|1/30, 5, 0/9||Lincolnshire||v Bedfordshire||Sleaford||5 Jun 2016||Other|
|3*, 2/16||Lincolnshire||v Cambs||March||15 May 2016||Other OD|
|4*, 1/23||Lincolnshire||v Cumberland||Lincoln||8 May 2016||Other OD|
|19, 1/18||Lincolnshire||v Norfolk||Horsford||1 May 2016||Other OD|
|2/18||Lincolnshire||v Northumb||Grantham||24 Apr 2016||Other OD|
|12, 3/47||Lincolnshire||v Norfolk||Cleethorpes||16 Aug 2015||Other|
|12, 2/21, 0, 1/35||Lincolnshire||v Bucks||Tring||2 Aug 2015||Other|
A strapping left-arm seamer, David Lucas started his career at Nottinghamshire but his opportunities were limited by a series of injuries. He didn't appear in the Championship after 2001 and signed a short-term contract with Yorkshire but again struggled to make an impression. But he struck lucky third time with a move to Northamptonshire for 2007.
He proved a popular figure at Wantage Road and spent five years there, enjoying his most successful season in 2009, when he took 60 wickets and formed a potent partnership with Johan van der Wath. He secured career-best figures of 7 for 24 against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham in July that year, and received his County Cap a week later.
Lucas found it more difficult to secure a regular first team berth in 2011 with the success of Chaminda Vaas, and the up and coming all-round talent of David Willey, and it was announced that he would leave Northamptonshire at the end of the season.
He moved to Worcestershire on a three-year deal but played only seven County Championship matches in 2012 and took 22 wickets at 38.72. After his opportunities decreased even further the following season, Lucas agreed a mutual termination of his contract in order to concentrate on his window-cleaning business.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2000