Fixture News | 12th April 2005
Hussey out to teach students a lesson
Date: April 13-15
Start time: 11am
Game: Notts v Loughborough UCCE
Competition: First-class friendly
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Q: How are you settling in?
A: "It?s great to be back. I?m just shaking off the last of the jetlag and that?s been helped by the fact I have Graeme Swann as my new neighbour. I?m thrilled to be back in Nottingham and can?t wait to get out in the middle."
Q: You had a pretty tough winter back home in Australia. What have you been doing to get over that?
A: "I had a frustrating season for Victoria but had a month off to recharge the batteries. Since I landed in Nottingham I?ve done a lot of skills work with Paul Johnson and he?s got me playing straighter again.
"Now I just need the time in the middle for some match practice in English conditions as I?m determined to get back to the standards I set last season."
Q: What are your predictions for the season?
A: "There?s no point turning up just to make up the numbers and I?m sure we have what it takes to do well. I don?t see why we can?t win the Championship with our squad, plus the additions we?ve made in Swann, who?s a quality all-rounder, and Stephen Fleming, one of the best players and captains in the world."
Q: Do you know anything about the opposition?
A: "I have to confess not, but I?ve been told Vikram Atri used to be on the staff here at Trent Bridge. I see the game as a preview for the start of the season and the chance to get ready for our opening games against Middlesex."
Gallian (cap), Bicknell, Singh, Warren, Hussey, Read (wkt), Ealham, Swann, Franks, Sidebottom, Smith, Harris.