Carter Poised For Debut Call

Featured News | 8th August 2009

Fast bowler Andy Carter is poised to make his first team debut for the Outlaws unless conditions dictate the inclusion of a second spinner at Essex tomorrow.

Notts return to Natwest Pro40 action after back to back LV County Championship draws with Carter and Jason Brown waiting to learn who will be the eleventh name on the team sheet.

All-rounders Paul Franks and Kevin O’Brien return to the side in place of Mark Ealham and Charlie Shreck who are rested ahead of Tuesday’s Championship fixture.

Matthew Wood and Ali Brown will open the batting.

“Andy Carter has bowled aggressively in the Second Eleven and taken a lot of wickets and we need to see if he can make the step up and cope with taking on better quality batsmen,” said Newell.

“We want to give him some exposure this season and Natwest Pro40 is the best opportunity given the number of quality seamers we already have competing for places in the Championship side.

“Jason Brown missed six weeks of the season with a calf tear but he’s fine now and if we think the wicket will turn then he might be the right option.”

Essex have lost both of their 40 over fixtures this season whilst Notts endured a no result at home to Somerset last month.

Notts Outlaws: Matt Wood, Ali Brown, Mark Wagh, Adam Voges, Kevin O’Brien, Samit Patel, Chris Read, Luke Fletcher, Darren Pattinson, Andy Carter, Jason Brown

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Samit Patel

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