Assistant Manager Wayne Noon will give trialists a chance to shine in Nottinghamshire’s remaining Second XI fixtures this season.

Noon will take a squad of 12 containing a mix of staff players and trialists to Rugby School to play Northamptonshire in a three-day friendly starting tomorrow.

And he has challenged those younger players to follow the example of Alex Hales and earn themselves a contract at Trent Bridge through strong performances in this match, as well as the friendly with Scotland next week.

Said Noon: “While the Championship campaign finished for us last week, these remaining games are important, both in terms of keeping our staff players fit and ready for a call-up and to allow me to have a look at some trialists.

“First impressions mean quite a lot to me and if someone produces the goods early on, I’ll give them an extended opportunity.

“That was the case with Alex Hales two years ago and it does show to the younger players that they have a chance to win a contract.”

Those players include the likes of batsmen Duncan Snell, Akbar Ansari and Michael Robson, as well as Staffordshire seamer Dan Cumming, who has just joined the Notts Academy.

Luke Fletcher continues his recovery from a side strain and is likely to take the new ball with Darren Pattinson.

Akhil Patel, Matthew Wood, Sam Wood, Duncan Snell, Akbar Ansari, Michael Robson, Taylor Williams (wkt), Scott Elstone, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, Darren Pattinson, Dan Cumming.