Featured News | 3rd May 2009
Voges: keep the momentum going
Adam Voges has called on his Notts Outlaws team-mates to keep the momentum going as they head to Worcestershire looking to extend their winning start to the Friends Provident Trophy.
Notts have won their opening two games in the competition and Voges claimed that good starts are key to ensuring a team is in a position to challenge for trophies.
But he added that those victories over Leicestershire and Ireland would count for little unless they beat Worcestershire at New Road.
He said: “The way we have started has been really pleasing. The batsmen are scoring runs and the bowlers are taking wickets, so we’re all contributing.
“I think we know that if we get off to a good start, that puts us in a great position to fight for silverware. But there’s a long way to go between now and then - I suppose it’s the old cliché of only looking at the next game.
“Obviously, after how things finished last season we have that incentive to take that extra step. To do that, we’ll need to stay focused and keep on a winning run for as long as possible.”
Voges captained the side against Ireland with Chris Read away at the birth of his first child, but the wicketkeeper is expected to return to action tomorrow.
Voges also led the side in the field on the final day against Lancashire in the Championship and added: “I’ve enjoyed the responsibility but am looking forward to handing the reins back to Chris.
“The boys made my job very easy against Ireland by playing so well. I’ve made a few scores as well and hopefully I can make a bigger impact than I managed last year.”
Squad to face Worcestershire:
Ali Brown, Wagh, Hales, Patel, Voges, Jefferson, Read (capt/wkt), Ealham, Adams, Fletcher, Jason Brown, Shafayat, Franks.