Mick Newell praises Alex Hales after Nottinghamshire draw with Yorkshire

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Nottinghamshire CCC director of cricket Mick Newell praised the batting of Alex Hales after his sides draw with Yorkshire.

Notts batted throughout the final day to extend their lead before both captains agreed to call it a draw.

Said Newell: “It ebbed and flowed throughout.

“There were periods today when we lost wickets at crucial times and we had to fight and battle hard but over the four days there was a lot of good cricket played by both teams.”

“We lost the toss, yet made over 400 which was above par. When we went out on Sunday morning in the gloom and doom, with the floodlights on, and the ball nipping around I thought a score of about 275 would be par but Alex Hales played an outstanding innings.”

“The wicket got flatter over the second and third days, I’ll reserve judgement on how well we bowled on but Yorkshire played very well.”