Sol Budinger is the latest Academy graduate to sign his first contract with the Club after securing a deal until the end of 2021 season.

Following in the footsteps of Liam Patterson-White and Joey Evison, Budinger has been rewarded for two seasons of heavy run scoring for the Academy and second team.

Known for his aggressive batting style, the left-hander is hopeful of transferring his skills onto the first-class arena over the coming two summers.

“It’s an exciting time for me,” said Budinger.

“I have watched games at Trent Bridge on TV but before joining the Club I had never been here so I was a bit speechless when I first arrived.

“I like to put pressure on the bowler when I am batting and now we’ve got a good competitive rivalry amongst the young players to get the best out of ourselves.

“I’m looking forward getting going at the start of next year, hopefully getting myself on a pre-season tour and then pushing for selection during the season.”

Born in Essex before moving to Australia aged 6, Budinger returned to England to play club cricket in 2018 before quickly finding himself on Nottinghamshire’s books after being recommended to Ant Botha.

The 20-year-old has more than proved his worth over the past couple of summers with over 1,000 runs in a Nottinghamshire shirt to date.

And with Budinger now added to a battery of promising young players, Director of Mick Newell is excited to see how far the he can take his talent.

“I’ve watched a lot of Sol and he is an extremely exciting talent with the bat in hand,” said Newell.

“Some of the innings I have witnessed him play for the second team have been amazing and I’m excited to see how far he can go.

“He brings a real energy to the game when he’s in the side and hopefully he can start pushing for places across all three formats from the start of next summer.”


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