Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Derek Brewer re-affirmed the club’s commitment to securing an Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in his address at the Annual General Meeting on Monday.

Mr Brewer outlined the opportunities that a successful bid would create whilst explaining the competitive nature of the bidding process which will see packages of matches taking place between 2013 and 2016 awarded to Test Match Venues later this year.

“Our primary objective is to stage an Ashes Test Match at Trent Bridge and we will do all that we can to make our bid attractive,” he said.

“Several members have asked me how they can assist and the single most important contribution they can make is to continue to support international cricket at Trent Bridge by buying tickets and demonstrating that there is a big demand for major matches in our city, county and region.”

He also paid tribute to the dignity and humility demonstrated by Nottinghamshire’s professional players in their Friends Provident t20 semi-final defeat and subsequent LV= County Championship triumph.

Assistant Manager of Cricket Wayne Noon delivered a comprehensive playing report in the absence of Director of Cricket Mick Newell who is in the West Indies with England Lions.

“Mick has delivered great consistency and it is a credit to himself and the club that he has been given the opportunity to tour with England Lions,” said Noon.

“Chris Read was magnificent last season and his excellence with the bat allied to a great season behind the stumps and his leadership as captain underlines how important he is to our success.”

Noon also gave plaudits to Player of the Season Andre Adams and explained that the progression of talented players in the Nottinghamshire Academy influenced the decision not to replace departed batsmen Bilal Shafayat and Matt Wood.

“We have a particularly strong group of players in our academy and we hope to see players make the transition into our professional in the next two years,” he said.

Ray Dawson, Chairman of the Commercial and Finance Sub-Committee, confirmed that the club had delivered a pre-tax profit of £189,370 and re-affirmed the importance of continuing to invest in the club’s players and venue.

Chairman Peter Wright’s proposals to make Bill Russell and Professor Nat Puri Vice Presidents of the club were approved and a vote to create a streamlined management board consisting of committee members was suspended following requests for clarification from members present.