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It is not known exactly when cricket first reached the county of Nottinghamshire, although the first known reference to a cricket match in the county comes from 1771 when Nottingham Cricket Club played Sheffield Cricket Club. Nottinghamshire played its first inter county match against Sussex in 1835, although Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club was not formally constituted until 1841. Nottinghamshire was one of the most successful teams in the 19th century, being proclaimed Champion County outright on twelve occasions and sharing the honours on another six. Since the formation of the official County Championship, Nottinghamshire has been less successful although still able to boast five County Championships. Nottinghamshire has always played at the historic Trent Bridge. The ground is a landmark in world cricket, being the third oldest Test stadium and one of the most picturesque in the world. Trent Bridge is where W G Grace, probably the game's most famous player, took part in his final Test match for England at the age of 50. Since the County Championship split into two divisions, Nottinghamshire has had something of a roller coaster ride. In 2004 they were promoted to Division Two, in 2005 they were County Champions and in 2006 they were relegated back to Division Two. They were promoted again in 2007 so if you are a Nottinghamshire fan hang on to your hat!


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