Covered, the official magazine of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is now available to read online.
This winter edition features exclusive interviews with Jake Ball, Steven Mullaney and Brett Hutton, while reflecting on the first class career of Paul Franks, examining the work of the Trent Bridge Community Trust and casting a look forward to the full Nottinghamshire fixture schedule for 2016.
Excerpt from 'From Welbeck's wilderness, to the leader of the pack'...
“At 15 I was a batsman,” he said. Yes, it seems I did hear that correctly.
“I batted number for four for Paul Johnson’s U15 team and I didn’t bowl until the last game of that season.
“We came up against a player who had got something like 170 against us earlier in the year. No one could get him out and they randomly chucked me the ball and said go on, have a bowl.
“I got him out second ball and thought ‘maybe this is something I can pursue’. I bowled a spell and came off the field and Johnno collared me, then a few of the coaches told me that I should pursue it. I did, and here we are.
“On reflection, I was a very dodgy number four.”
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The 2015 season has seen dramatic last-gasp four day victories, thrilling limited-overs contests and an historic Investec Ashes Test, all in the unique surroundings of Trent Bridge.
Next season, we’d wager, will be no less enthralling and frankly we’d hate for you to miss out.