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Hales to play one-day cricket only for Notts

England batsman Alex Hales has opted not to play county championship cricket this season, although he has signed an extended contract to keep him at Nottinghamshire until the end of 2019.

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Director of cricket Mick Newell, who feels Nottinghamshire's batting needs to be strengthened. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear)

Notts line up a batsman as their main overseas player

Nottinghamshire’s overseas signing for most of their domestic cricket in 2018 will be a batsman, it has been confirmed.

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Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge misses out on Ashes Test as ECB announce schedule

Nottinghamshire CCC chief executive Lisa Pursehouse is “absolutely delighted” Trent Bridge has secured its future as a Test match venue until at least 2024 following the ECB’s announcement of its host venues for High Profile Matches - despite having been overlooked for the Ashes.

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Notts’ Alex Hales shines but can’t prevent England from suffering T20 tri-series loss to New Zealand

Notts’ Alex Hales scored 47 but couldn’t prevent England from suffering T20 defeat to New Zealand in Wellington.

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Ish Sodhi during the NatWest T20 Final match between Birmingham Bears and Notts Outlaws at Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom on 2 September 2017. Photo by Simon Trafford.

Sodhi to return to Trent Bridge for T20 campaign

Ish Sodhi will return to Trent Bridge as Notts Outlaws’ second overseas signing for their T20 Blast title defence this summer.

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Chesterfield CC 1st XI v Cutthorpe CC 1st XI in the Derbyshire County Cricket League ECB Premier Division. Cutthorpe bowler Muhammad Attari in action.

How have the Laws of Cricket changed with the new 2017 code?

Recreational cricketers will see a new set of laws in place when they start the 2018 season.

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Ball has ‘bright future’ in Test cricket - Newell

Jake Ball has a ‘bright future’ in Test cricket, despite his omission from England’s touring party for March’s two-Test tour of New Zealand.

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Luke Fletcher to resume training after being given all clear following head injury

Nottinghamshire seam bowler Luke Fletcher has been given the all-clear by his hospital consultant to resume full training.

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Alex Hales, who is raring to go in the one-day internationals against Australia. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear Photography)

Hales can be a big hit in Australia, says Franks

Big-hitting batsman Alex Hales can make a major impact in England’s one-day internationals against Australia early next year, believes Nottinghamshire’s assistant head coach, Mansfield’s Paul Franks.

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‘I wouldn’t play Ball in next Test,’ says former England captain

Jake Ball has come under fire from former England Test captain Kevin Pietersen.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club training at The John Fretwell Sporting Complex, head coach Peter Moores pictured with the Royal London One-Day Cup

Moores excited by Notts’ first game of T20 Blast defence

Notts head coach Peter Moores believes the first game of his side’s T20 Blast defence will be an exciting one against Birmingham Bears.

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Jake Ball claimed the wicket of David Warner as England started well.

Notts bowlers claim early wickets before Australia fightback

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball and Stuart Broad took early wicket as Australia stuttered at the start of their first innings.

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England Test captain Joe Root

Disappointing Ashes start for captain Root in Brisbane

England captain and ex-Worksop College pupil Joe Root had a disappointing start to the Ashes with the bat as his team closed day one on 196-4 in Brisbane.

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England's Jake Ball

Here’s the perfect ingredients to an Ashes winning squad

England begin their Ashes bid tonight as they take on the Aussies in Brisbance in the 1st Test.

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Jake Ball, who is fully fit after a scare in the lead-up to the Ashes Test series in Australia. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear).

Ball says he is fully fit for first Ashes Test

Mansfield bowler Jake Ball insists he is fully fit for England’s first Ashes Test against Australia at The Gabba, which starts on Thursday.

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Steven Mullaney is Notts' new skipper

Notts captaincy honour for all-rounder Mullaney

Steven Mullaney has been appointed as Notts County Cricket Club’s new club captain.

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Luke Fletcher

Fletcher enjoying being back in the Notts fold

Bulwell bomber Luke Fletcher says he’s enjoying being back in training with Notts as the squad reported for tests this week at Trent Bridge.

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Jake Ball

Ball a doubt for first Ashes Test

Welbeck wizard Jake Ball’s hopes of lining up for England in the first Ashes Test of the winter are in doubt after he sprained an ankle during the tourists’ second warm-up match.

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Head coach Peter Moores with the Royal London One-Day Cup that Nottinghamshire won last season. (PHOTO  BY: Rachel Atkins)

Moores happy with new-look squad at Notts

Head coach Peter Moores says he is delighted with the blend of youth and experience beginning to come together in the new-look Nottinghamshire squad.

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Steven Mullaney, who is already looking forward to next season at Trent Bridge. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear).

Notts star Mullaney looking ahead after best season of career

Influential all-rounder Steven Mullaney is already looking ahead to the challenges that lie ahead in 2018 after the best season of his career for Nottinghamshire this summer.

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