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Hales to play one-day cricket only for Notts

England batsman Alex Hales has opted not to play county championship cricket this season, although he has signed an extended contract to keep him at Nottinghamshire until the end of 2019.

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Director of cricket Mick Newell, who feels Nottinghamshire's batting needs to be strengthened. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear)

Notts line up a batsman as their main overseas player

Nottinghamshire’s overseas signing for most of their domestic cricket in 2018 will be a batsman, it has been confirmed.

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Trent Bridge misses out on Ashes Test as ECB announce schedule

Nottinghamshire CCC chief executive Lisa Pursehouse is “absolutely delighted” Trent Bridge has secured its future as a Test match venue until at least 2024 following the ECB’s announcement of its host venues for High Profile Matches - despite having been overlooked for the Ashes.

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IN PICTURE: Alex Hales.''CAPTION SHOULD READ: PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY''PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354''STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM.'FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.'PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Notts’ Alex Hales shines but can’t prevent England from suffering T20 tri-series loss to New Zealand

Notts’ Alex Hales scored 47 but couldn’t prevent England from suffering T20 defeat to New Zealand in Wellington.

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Kim Barnett, who says the club must produce their own players.

Barnett outlines his strategy for more improvement at Derbyshire

As the countdown to the 2018 season ticks on, guru Kim Barnett has outlined Derbyshire’s strategy in creating a balanced and competitive squad, while giving a chance to youngsters.

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Tom Milnes, who has been released to enable him to pursue his career elsewhere. (PHOTO BY: Anne Shelley)

All-rounder Milnes is released by Derbyshire

All-rounder Tom Milnes has left Derbyshire after being released in the final year of his contract.

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Ish Sodhi during the NatWest T20 Final match between Birmingham Bears and Notts Outlaws at Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom on 2 September 2017. Photo by Simon Trafford.

Sodhi to return to Trent Bridge for T20 campaign

Ish Sodhi will return to Trent Bridge as Notts Outlaws’ second overseas signing for their T20 Blast title defence this summer.

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Captain Billy Godleman wants to see Derbyshire's home form improve.

Godleman hoping for big improvement in Derbyshire’s home form

Buoyed by a general upturn in fortunes in 2017, captain Billy Godleman is now targeting a specific improvement in performances at home when Derbyshire’s new season starts.

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Chesterfield CC 1st XI v Cutthorpe CC 1st XI in the Derbyshire County Cricket League ECB Premier Division. Cutthorpe bowler Muhammad Attari in action.

How have the Laws of Cricket changed with the new 2017 code?

Recreational cricketers will see a new set of laws in place when they start the 2018 season.

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IN PICTURE: Jake Ball.''CAPTION SHOULD READ: PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY''PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354''STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM.'FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.'PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Ball has ‘bright future’ in Test cricket - Newell

Jake Ball has a ‘bright future’ in Test cricket, despite his omission from England’s touring party for March’s two-Test tour of New Zealand.

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Alex Hughes, who returned to training with the rest of the Derbyshire squad this week. (PHOTO BY: Jason Chadwick)

Hughes ready to hit the ground running for Derbyshire

All-rounder Alex Hughes says there has been no time to hang around as Derbyshire returned to hard training at the 3aaa County Ground this week after the Christmas and New Year holiday.

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Kim Barnett, who is overseeing recruitment strategy at Derbyshire with captain Billy Godleman.

Barnett eyes two new overseas players for Derbyshire

Kim Barnett says he hopes to secure two more overseas signings over the winter as Derbyshire head into the 2018 campaign aiming to build on the positive results from last season.

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Blast-winning captain to return to the Outlaws

2017 T20 Blast-winning captain Dan Christian has agreed a deal to skipper the Notts Outlaws in the competition for two more seasons.

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A brilliant diving stop off his own bowling by Derbyshire all-rounder Matt Critchley for Derbyshire. (PHOTO BY: Eric Gregory)

Rising star Critchley honing his skills in Australia

Rising Derbyshire star Matt Critchley says he is keen to become an all-format cricketer as he continues his overseas placement in Australia.

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IN PICTURE: ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP KIT: Luke Fletcher.'CAPTION SHOULD READ: PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY''PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354''STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM.'FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.'PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

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.''CAPTION SHOULD READ: PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY''PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354''STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM.'FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.'PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

‘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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