The all-rounder played a part in Nottinghamshire’s promotion-winning totesport League campaign in 2004 and was rewarded with a new contract keeping him at Trent Bridge until 2006.
The Yorkshireman played one match for his home county in 1998 and moved to Trent Bridge in 2000. Missed most of the 2002 season through injury but has now become a key member of the one-day side.
His agility in the field and ability to bowl tidy spells make him an ideal component of the team in limited-overs cricket.
It was in the one day format that Clough was most used in 2005, taking 15 wickets in 13 totesport league games.
He played in one match in Nottinghamshire's successful County Championship campaign, but opportunities were limited as the club's top seamers stayed fit throughout the season.
He only played one county championship match in 2007 with a best bowling figures of 3-72.
Opportunities remained limited for Clough in 2008, and he took just one wicket in first-team cricket, versus Yorkshire Carnegie in the Twenty20 Cup.
Clough went back into Minor Counties cricket for Lincolnshire towards the end of the season with some success.
He took 6-55 against Buckinghamshire at Grantham, before a haul of 5-19 against Bedfordshire, supplemented by a quickfire 79 at Luton.