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Luke Fletcher to resume training after being given all clear following head injury

Nottinghamshire seam bowler Luke Fletcher has been given the all-clear by his hospital consultant to resume full training.

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Luis Reece, who enjoyed a fine stint in the Bangladesh Premier League. (PHOTO BY: Anne Shelley)

Derbyshire all-rounder Reece shines in Bangladesh T20 League

All-rounder Luis Reece is hoping to give Derbyshire the full benefits of his stint in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

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Alex Hales, who is raring to go in the one-day internationals against Australia. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear Photography)

Hales can be a big hit in Australia, says Franks

Big-hitting batsman Alex Hales can make a major impact in England’s one-day internationals against Australia early next year, believes Nottinghamshire’s assistant head coach, Mansfield’s Paul Franks.

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County councillor John Peck (left) presents a cheque for �300 to cricket club chairman Alan Hunt.

Councillor backs cricket club’s new youth policy

Unearthing star players of the future is the aim for Clipstone Welfare Cricket Club after receiving a welcome financial boost for their new youth policy.

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All-rounder Alex Hughes, who has signed a new three-year deal to stay at Derbyshire. (PHOTO BY: Eric Gregory)

Player of year Hughes commits his future to Derbyshire

All-rounder Alex Hughes has committed his long-term future to Derbyshire by signing a new three-year deal to keep him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.

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IN PICTURE: Jake Ball.

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STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM.
FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.
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‘I wouldn’t play Ball in next Test,’ says former England captain

Jake Ball has come under fire from former England Test captain Kevin Pietersen.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club training at The John Fretwell Sporting Complex, head coach Peter Moores pictured with the Royal London One-Day Cup

Moores excited by Notts’ first game of T20 Blast defence

Notts head coach Peter Moores believes the first game of his side’s T20 Blast defence will be an exciting one against Birmingham Bears.

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Wayne Madsen, who is keen to see Derbyshire continue their improvement next season. (PHOTO BY: Jason Chadwick)

Derbyshire ace Madsen enjoying his return to training

Wayne Madsen says his relishing the return to training with Derbyshire as the squad continue a busy winter of strength and conditioning in preparation for the 2018 season.

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Jake Ball claimed the wicket of David Warner as England started well.

Notts bowlers claim early wickets before Australia fightback

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball and Stuart Broad took early wicket as Australia stuttered at the start of their first innings.

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England's Jake Ball

Here’s the perfect ingredients to an Ashes winning squad

England begin their Ashes bid tonight as they take on the Aussies in Brisbance in the 1st Test.

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Jake Ball, who is fully fit after a scare in the lead-up to the Ashes Test series in Australia. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear).

Ball says he is fully fit for first Ashes Test

Mansfield bowler Jake Ball insists he is fully fit for England’s first Ashes Test against Australia at The Gabba, which starts on Thursday.

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Steven Mullaney is Notts' new skipper

Notts captaincy honour for all-rounder Mullaney

Steven Mullaney has been appointed as Notts County Cricket Club’s new club captain.

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IN PICTURE: ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP KIT: Michael Lumb.
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FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Adjusting to life away from playing

Former Nottinghamshire and England batsman Michael Lumb has taken part in a new project to help former cricketers adjust to life away from playing the sport professionally.

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Ben Slater, who says he is confident Derbyshire can build on the progress they have made this year.

Slater confident Derbyshire can keep progressing

Opening batsman Ben Slater is confident Derbyshire can continue the progress they have made this year when they return to action for the 2018 campaign.

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Derbyshire cricketers, who are back in training after the autumn break.

Coach reveals winter training plans for Derbyshire cricketers

Derbyshire’s strength and conditioning coach Jonty Norris has disclosed the club’s winter plans after the squad returned to training at The 3aaa County Ground.

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Luke Fletcher

Fletcher enjoying being back in the Notts fold

Bulwell bomber Luke Fletcher says he’s enjoying being back in training with Notts as the squad reported for tests this week at Trent Bridge.

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Jake Ball

Ball a doubt for first Ashes Test

Welbeck wizard Jake Ball’s hopes of lining up for England in the first Ashes Test of the winter are in doubt after he sprained an ankle during the tourists’ second warm-up match.

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Head coach Peter Moores with the Royal London One-Day Cup that Nottinghamshire won last season. (PHOTO  BY: Rachel Atkins)

Moores happy with new-look squad at Notts

Head coach Peter Moores says he is delighted with the blend of youth and experience beginning to come together in the new-look Nottinghamshire squad.

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Wicketkeeper Gary Wilson, who has been picked again for Ireland.

Wilson in Ireland squad gunning for more cup success

Derbyshire wicketkeeper/batsman Gary Wilson has been included in Ireland’s 14-man squad for their final Intercontinental Cup four-day fixture against Scotland in Dubai.

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Wayne Madsen, who is happy with the talented youngsters coming through at Derbyshire.

Madsen says youngsters are key to Derbyshire’s progress

Experienced batsman Wayne Madsen has praised the emergence of talented youngsters at Derbyshire and says he is already looking forward to next season.

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