From July 1840, county matches had been played at Trent Bridge which had been opened by Clarke on land adjacent to the Trent Bridge Inn, which was owned by Clarke and his wife. Trent Bridge is the club's home base and has been a regular Test venue since 1899. Nottinghamshire had one of the strongest county teams from the 1860s to the 1880s when they had players like Alfred Shaw, Fred Morley and Arthur Shrewsbury. They are reckoned to have been the (unofficial) champion county fifteen times (seven shared) between 1865 and 1889. The club were founder members of the County Cricket Championship in 1890 but it was not until 1907 that they won their first official title. They have won the County Championship six times in all, most recently in 2010. Other famous Nottinghamshire players include George Parr, John Jackson, Billy Gunn, Harold Larwood, Bill Voce, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann. They have been especially well represented by overseas players including three of the all-time greats in Gary Sobers, Richard Hadlee and Clive Rice.
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