Featured News | 24th July 2009
Newell Considers Openers After Yorkshire Draw
Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell will consider the merits of all of his opening batsmen after emerging from the rain hit LV County Championship game against Yorkshire with an 11 point draw.
Notts collapsed to 43-4 in their only innings, rescued by an inspired 189 from departing Australian David Hussey and solid knocks from Andre Adams and Paul Franks.
The sides shook hands on a draw late on the final day with Yorkshire 231 and 232-5 in response to Nottinghamshire’s 395.
“We’ll consider the need to make changes in the opening pair but we’ve got a bit of time to make the decision and I’ll be speaking to Wayne Noon about performances in the second eleven,” said Newell.
“Somebody has to grasp the situation because we need to be given good starts in matches.”
Adam Voges returns to Trent Bridge on Sunday following the ‘A’ series against Pakistan and will feature in next week’s LV County Championship game against Somerset.
“David has done very well for us and we’ll look at his commitments next year and try to bring him back again,” said Newell.
“If the overseas role can be shared by Huss and Adam Voges then I’d be very satisfied because they’re both good characters and have done well in their time with us.”
Ryan Sidebottom kept himself in the England Selectors’ thoughts with match figures of 8-125 and has been named alongside county colleagues Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad in the provisional 30-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.