Match Preview | 10th July 2008

Swann And Ealham Return For Surrey Clash

All-rounder Graeme Swann will return to the Notts side to face Surrey at Trent Bridge in place of Bilal Shafayat.

Mark Ealham’s inclusion at the expense of Paul Franks is the only other change from the side that beat Hampshire at the Rose Bowl to top of the LV County Championship.

“The table is very tight but we’ve got an opportunity to create a bit of daylight for ourselves if we win the game,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“Surrey are bottom of the table but they have got more batting points than any other side so it’s clear that they’ve been putting on big first-innings scores and the key for us will be to get the upper hand early on.

“Mark Ramprakash is always dangerous with the bat as is Usman Afzaal and Pedro Collins has been taking wickets.”

Ramprakash goes in search of his hundredth hundred for the visitors who could include Stewart Walters who is available again after injury.

Supporters are advised that builders will be on site during the fixture to complete the final phase of the Bridgford Road development which involves the internal fit-out of the new office block. The stand will be in use with access from the front but the rear concourse will be out of bounds.

Nottinghamshire: Will Jefferson, Matt Wood, Mark Wagh, Adam Voges, Samit Patel, Chris Read (capt / wkt), Graeme Swann, Mark Ealham, Andre Adams, Darren Pattinson, Charlie Shreck

Surrey (from): Newman, Walters, Ramprakash (C), Batty (WK), Murtagh, Afzaal, Spriegal, Jordan, Nicholson, Saqlain, Dernbach, Collins, Ormond

Mark Ealham

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