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Full name David Scott Lucas
Born August 19, 1978, Nottingham
Current age 36 years 33 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|
|Twenty20 debut||Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Yorkshire v Worcestershire at Leeds, Jul 25, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/14, 22, 1/57||Lincolnshire||v Bedfordshire||Ampthill||17 Aug 2014||Other|
|2/50, 43*, 4/38, 40*||Lincolnshire||v Bucks||Grantham||3 Aug 2014||Other|
|22, 4/36, 3, 1/50||Lincolnshire||v Herts||Cleethorpes||20 Jul 2014||Other|
|20, 3/41, 1, 2/48||Lincolnshire||v Cambs||Wisbech||6 Jul 2014||Other|
|16, 1/52, 2/42||Lincolnshire||v Northumb||Gosforth||22 Jun 2014||Other|
|-||Lincolnshire||v Cheshire||Woodford||25 May 2014||Other OD|
|0/25||Lincolnshire||v Northumb||Lincoln||18 May 2014||Other OD|
|12*, 0/29||Lincolnshire||v Shropshire||Shrewsbury||4 May 2014||Other OD|
|1/36, 5||Lincolnshire||v Cumberland||Woodhall Spa||27 Apr 2014||Other OD|
|11, 1/60, 0||Worcs||v Essex||Chelmsford||3 Sep 2013||FC|
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