Notts Outlaws spinner Graeme White has checked in ahead of Monday's Yorkshire Bank 40 semi final against Somerset.
White is currently on loan with Northants, but the agreed deal means he is still able to represent Notts in their YB40 match, and the final should they make it to Lord's.
However, an injury has forced him back to Trent Bridge earlier than expected this week as he bids to return to fitness for the kncokout fixture.
“I suffered a back spasm in the warm up, so it’s pretty stiff at the moment,” he said.
“I’ve got a few days of rest and treatment ahead of me, but I’m optimistic of being available for selection on Monday.”
Somerset arrive on Monday, with both sides eyeing a trip to Lord’s on 21st September for the final, and silverware beyond that. Both teams boast strength in batting, which is sure to make for an excellent spectacle at Trent Bridge.
“It’s going to be a good match,” said White.
“There are a lot of people looking to make up for the disappointment of the t20 quarter-final, everyone wants to put it right.
“We want to fulfil our potential, and I think our squad deserves a trip to Lord’s for the final.”
White has found himself in a curious position, his loan spell at Northants, his second of the season, means he could play a part in their promotion into the LV=CC Division 1, and his availability for Notts’ YB40 campaign means he could be toasting silverware for two different sides in the same month.
“If I get the call, I’m happy to play for either county,” he said.
“Of course, I’m a Notts player and I want to win silverware. I’ll give everything while I’m here to push for selection, and do my best to get us to Lord’s.
“I performed well with the white ball, especially in the t20 matches and I’m keen to continue from there.”
Notts Outlaws started the YB40 competition in blistering form, handing out heavy defeats to opponents during the early stages and while their attempts to qualify for the semi-finals stuttered, they will be I confident mood ahead of the fixture.
“It’s what we’ve all been working toward, we’ve wanted to go all the way since day one and that hasn’t changed at all,” said White.
“It would be a big achievement for the club, and the players too.
“Since I’ve been back around the lads this week, you can see their excitement, it’s certainly in their minds and they’re determined to go out there and perform.
“If I can get myself fit and get the nod too, I’ll do my best to make sure we get to Lord’s.”
Notts Outlaws v Somerset will take place on Monday 9 September, with play starting at 4.10pm.
Tickets will be on sale to members from 9.30am on Thursday 29th August, in person at the ticket office, over the telephone on 0844 811 8711, or by clicking here.
Tickets will then go on general sale online only from 4.30pm on Thursday 29th August, and in person and over the phone from 9.30am on Friday 30th August.
Ticket prices are as follows:
In advance (until 1pm Saturday 7th September):
Adults £10 / Over 65s £7 / Under 16s £2
On the day (after the above time)
Adults £15 / Over 65s £15 / Under 16s £5
Yorkshire Bank 40 Hospitality Boxes
Hospitality boxes are also available for the semi-final, at a cost of £59 + VAT per head, which boasts the following:
Use of suite with private balcony overlooking field of play,
Traditional afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches and cakes served on arrival,
Hot main course dish served in your suite during the interval,
Selection of cheese and biscuits with chutney served during the 2 innings,
Host to look after your guests' drinks requirements (pay on the day),
Car parking (1:4).
This package is available to groups numbering 8 upwards, and can be booked via the Hospitality hotline: 0844 811 8710