Nottinghamshire bowler Harry Gurney had a weekend to remember claiming ten wickets over two days for the Bankstown club in Sydney.

On Saturday he bowled 23 overs and claimed figures of 5-46 as opponents, the University of New South Wales, were ripped out for 180.

Twenty four hours later he claimed another ‘five-fer- taking 5-23 against the Blacktown Warriors.

Gurney will be hoping to continue that form when he joins up with the majority of Mick Newell’s squad on their pre-season training camp in Barbados next month.

Members of Nottinghamshire’s squad are currently spread far and wide around the globe.

Stuart Broad, Samit Patel, Michael Lumb and Alex Hales are all with the full England squad who are in New Zealand preparing for the forthcoming t20 series. They will be joined there shortly by Graeme Swann in readiness for the Test matches.

Several of Nottinghamshire’s pace bowlers will be jetting off to South Africa shortly to prepare for the new camp at a bowling camp run by the county’s former left-arm quick, Greg Smith.

Riki Wessels has hit the ground running with a succession of fine scores whilst playing for Khulna in the Bangladesh Premier League, whilst new signing, Ajmal Shahzad is hoping to participate in this month’s Pakistan Premier League.

Meanwhile, James Taylor is leading the England Lions on their short tour of Australia, whilst academy bowler George Bacon, plus first team regulars Steven Mullaney, Luke Fletcher and Gurney are also playing club cricket ‘down under’.