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Jake Ball dreams of playing for England at Trent Bridge in 2017

Could 2017 be the most exciting year yet in the burgeoning career of Mansfield’s own England cricketer, Jake Ball?

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Samit Patel during the NatWest T20 Blast match between the Outlaws and the Bears at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 15 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Samit Patel challenges youngsters to battle for Nottinghamshire place

Samit Patel is challenging graduates from Nottinghamshire’s academy to “bang down the door’ for selection in 2017.

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club captain Billy Godleman

Godleman signs contract extension at Derbyshire

Captain Billy Godleman has signed a contract extension to keep him at Derbyshire until the end of the 2019 season.

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All-rounder Samit Patel, who is hoping Nottinghamshire can bounce back from relegation in the Specsavers County Championship in his testimonial year.

Patel urges Notts to be more ruthless in bid to bounce back from relegation

Key all-rounder Samit Patel has urged Nottinghamshire CCC to become more ruthless as they bid to wipe out the memory of disastrous relegation when they return to action in 2017.

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Stuart Broad.

Stuart Broad signs new three year deal with Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire and England fast bowler Stuart Broad has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

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Notts Outlaws Dan Christian reverse sweeps Matt Critchley for 4.

Dan Christian re-signs for Nottinghamshire

Dan Christian, who averaged 41 with an explosive strike-rate of 159.51 as Notts Outlaws won nine matches in a row in last year’s NatWest T20 Blast, has signed on for 2017.

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PAUL FRANKS -- ready to play a key role in the revival of Notts.

Franks steps up as number two at Notts

Popular former player and rising coach Paul Franks has been given a key role in reviving the flagging fortunes of Nottinghamshire CCC.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

Gurney signs contract extension with Notts

Bowling star Harry Gurney has signed a contract extension with Nottinghamshire, committing him to the county until the conclusion of the 2019 season.

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James Taylor in the field during the NatWest T20 Blast match between the Outlaws and the Bears at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 15 May 2015.  Photo: Simon Trafford

Taylor helps out with Young Lions

James Taylor may have had his international playing career cut cruelly short, but England believe he can still play a big part in the development of the next generation of stars.

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ON THE BALL -- Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball, who could be on the brink of a return to the England Test team in Bangladesh and India this winter after impressing in one-day internationals. (PHOTO BY: Simon Trafford).

Notts star Ball in England Test squad for India tour

Nottinghamshire bowler Jake Ball’s international winter looks set to be an extended one, with England naming an unchanged 16-man squad for their upcoming five-test tour of India.

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ON THE BALL -- Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball, who could be on the brink of a return to the England Test team in Bangladesh and India this winter after impressing in one-day internationals. (PHOTO BY: Simon Trafford).

‘Welbeck Wizard’ Jake Ball in line for recall to England Test team

Mansfield’s own Jake Ball could be in contention for a recall to England’s Test line-up after captain Alastair Cook hinted at changes to his side’s bowling line-up.

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Jake Ball. Picture by Mark Fear.

Hero Ball aiming to help England to series success

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball will be hoping to help England to victory in today’s (Wednesday) decisive third and final One Day International in Bangladesh.

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club 2016, back James Pipe, Rob Hemmings,  Greg Cork, Matthew Critchley, Tom Knight, Will Davis, Jamie Tallent and Cookie Patel
middle John Sadler, Tom Milnes, Harvey Hosein, Tom Taylor, Ben Slater, Ben Cotton, Alex Hughes, Scott Elstone, Ant Botha
front Shiv Thakor, Andy Carter, Tony Palladino, Billy Gogleman, Graeme Welch, Wes Durston, Wayne Madsen, Tom Poynton and Chesney Hughes

OPINION: Have counties bowled themselves a googly with T20 city upheaval?

It might be a new beginning for cricket — but it could be the beginning of the end for the sport as we know it in this country.

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Jake Ball. Picture by Mark Fear.

Jake Ball called up to England team for Bangladesh tour

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball has been called up to England’s tour of Bangladesh next month.

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Mick Newell  - Notts County Cricket Club director of cricket.

First pro contract for Moores at Notts

Tom Moores has signed a two-year professional contract with Nottinghamshire, committing him to the club until the conclusion of the 2018 season.

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A NEW all-weather wicket at Upton and Kexby Cricket Club.

Jake Ball strikes blow to Somerset title hopes

Notts seamer Jake Ball struck two blows to Somerset’s title hopes on the opening morning of the Specsavers County Championship match at Taunton.

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MANSFIELD Sunday League round-up.

Positives in difficult season for Derbyshire

Being a Derbyshire supporter can sometimes feel like a penance but Wayne Madsen is convinced some seeds of promise have been sown in what has been a testing season for the club.

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Paul Gascoigne has faced well-documented alcohol problems.

OPINION: Sports stars who admit to their mental illness are the real winners

Sport is big business in England, the UK and the world these days. Sometimes, perhaps because there are big financial rewards on offer for those who reach the very top, we forget that the sportsmen and women we either idolise or dislike are human too.

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THUMPING SUCCESS -- Notts Outlaws Alex Hales thumps a four during the NatWest T20 Blast that has proved so popular with cricket fans. (PHOTO BY: Simon Trafford).

New T20 tournament could land Notts and Trent Bridge a £1.8m boost

Exciting plans for a new Twenty20 cricket tournament could trigger a £1.8 million windfall for Nottinghamshire, and more crowd-pulling action at Trent Bridge.

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WILL POWER -- Will Butler, who has stepped down as Cuckney captain after ten glorious years and three Notts Premier League titles.

NOTTS PREMIER LEAGUE: skipper Butler closes his glorious reign with Cuckney’s third title

Familiar title celebrations were also tinged with sadness when Cuckney clinched another Notts Premier League (NPL) crown on a rain-hit last day of the season.

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