General News | 15th August 2008
Prince Set For Floodlit Debut
Overseas signing Ashwell Prince hopes that his runs can fire Notts to victory in two competitions
The South African batsman will make his debut in Tuesday’s NatWest Pro40 floodlit game against Durham Dynamos at Trent Bridge (play starts 4.10pm) and is keen to carry his international form into the final weeks of the domestic season.
Left out of South Africa's one day squad, Prince's Test pedigree should also serve Notts well in the LV County Championship.
“Trent Bridge is an impressive venue and my team mates were disappointed that we didn’t have an opportunity to play against England in a test match here,” said Prince, who played cricket in England for Morecambe in 1999 and 2000.
“I have never played here before but most of my domestic cricket in South Africa is played under lights so I won’t need too much time to adjust.
“Mick Newell has mentioned his plans to me and I’ll be used in the middle order in and hopefully I can do a good job for Notts.”
Prince’s 149 against England at Headingley was one of the highlights of the series and with nine test hundreds to his name, he has the pedigree to make a positive impact.
“I was pleased with my performances in the first two tests but I would have liked to have finished the series better. Hopefully I can transfer my form into my performances for Notts,” he said.
“Professionals play cricket to win trophies and to be in contention on two fronts is great. I hope that I can help the team to win some silverware.”
Notts Outlaws NatWest Pro40 Ticket Information
Discounts of up to £3 per ticket are available on advanced tickets for Notts Outlaws NatWest Pro40 floodlit fixtures at Trent Bridge when purchased before 4pm the day before each game.
Notts face Durham Dynamos on Tuesday 19 August and Lancashire Lightning on Wednesday 10 September. Both games start at 4.10pm. Buy advance tickets for both matches and we’ll give you the second ticket at half price.
Advance tickets cost £13 for adults, £7 for juniors and senior citizens and £33 for families (two adults and two children).
Tickets are available on the day from the ticket point on Bridgford Road priced £16 for adults, £8 for senior citizens, £8 for juniors and £40 for families (two adults and two children).
To book, call 0870 168 8888 or buy online from the ticket section of the website.
Ashwell Prince will make his Notts debut against Durham on Tuesday