As grass nets commenced earlier than ever in Nottingham, Joe Clarke gives an insight into his practice routines by wearing a microphone whilst batting.

A diligent trainer with a talkative personality, the England Lions international is heard imploring himself to watch the ball and celebrating a stroke with a call of “runs” during the behind the scenes insight.

Sporting their new adidas training wear, the Nottinghamshire squad commenced their practice on grass surfaces last week, thanks to the installation of a purpose-built marquee with a robust heating system at Lady Bay.

Watch the 45-second video above.