Fixture News | 20th September 2005
Franks happy to return to action
September 21-24: Hampshire v Notts
Start time: 10.30am
The 26-year-old all-rounder is making his first appearance in Notts colours since the Twenty20 Cup and has vowed to enjoy the experience as county champions.
He said: ?It will be nice to have something positive to take into the winter and we want to show to everyone we are the best team in the country by finishing the season with another victory.
?It?s been a frustrating time for me to be on the outside and not play a full part in winning the Championship.
?I?m just going to try and enjoy myself and go back to what works best for me - having fun playing good cricket with my team-mates.
?The lads have always made me feel part of the team. That?s been one of the secrets to our success - every member of the squad is appreciated and supported by the others and that will definitely be the case next year as well.
?I?ve gone through a sticky patch but everyone has that in their careers. There?s a recipe for hard work for me over the winter but I?m looking forward to getting back on the pitch again.?
Franks comes in for Mark Ealham, who is rested ahead of the key relegation clash with the Hampshire Hawks on Sunday in the totesport League.
Director of Cricket Mick Newell has also rested David Hussey and Ryan Sidebottom for youngsters Will Smith and Mark Footitt.
Bicknell, Gallian, Will Smith, Warren, Fleming (cap), Read (wkt), Franks, Swann, Greg Smith, Harris, Footitt.