Featured News | 17th September 2010

Voges On Championship Win

Nottinghamshire Coach Paul Johnson expects fierce competition between the batsmen vying for a place in Nottinghamshire's LV= County Championship side after watching new signing Riki Wessels register a century in his first knock since signing a two year deal at Trent Bridge.

Wessels retired on 120* having prospered alongside fit-again left-hander Neil Edwards who made an assured 88.

Notts closed on 355-6 having dismissed Surrey for 109.

"It's the first time I've seen Riki play in two years and big scores from our batsmen in pre-season will give Mick a nice selection problem when we prepare for the Hampshire match," said Johnson.

"It was great to see Neil Edwards do well alongside him and we want to go into the season with confident bowlers and batsmen fighting for places in the team.

"We've still got some time to work on a few things and what we've seen in Abu Dhabi combined with this game and the Oxford match will have an influence on who gets a place when it gets serious.

"Anyone who is on the staff and scoring runs will want to get into the team and we want to see players earn the right to expect a place."

Andy Carter took three wickets in an over and finished with a four-wicket haul with two apiece for Charlie Shreck, Paul Franks and Steven Mullaney.

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