Author: Chris Ellis

Jonny Owen

Jonny Owen is part of a formidable duo who are putting Nottingham firmly on the map. The 46-year-old is the partner (and recently got engaged) of Nottingham actress Vicky McClure who has starred in a host of hit  films and TV series, including This is England, Line of Duty and Broadchurch.  Welshman Jonny was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1971 and it is almost a case of you name it and Jonny has done it. As a teenager he was a Welsh boxing champion but it was not just sport that he excelled in. His indie band, The Pocket Devils, were signed to labels in the UK and...

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Patel completes the summer of dreams

A successful season for a Sportsman or woman is their team winning a  cup, or maybe gaining promotion. On a personal level, perhaps they have won the player of the season award. For one man this season, he won almost everything there was to win on a team and personal level. All-rounder Samit Patel helped Nottinghamshire win the One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast, along with promotion to Division One of the County Championship. Patel, in his benefit season with the club, was named as the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) Players’ Player of the Year and named in the PCA Team of the Year....

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