Monday 15 November 2010 

Brown Commits To Another Year At Trent Bridge

Brown Commits To Another Year At Trent Bridge
Brown Commits To Another Year At Trent Bridge
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Nottinghamshire batsman Ali Brown has committed to the club for what he expects will be his final season in 2011 having signed a one-year contract extension.

Having moved from Surrey in 2009, the 40-year-old scored 805 runs in the County Championship this season and 337 in the Friends Provident t20 and the former England international said:

"Last season was very enjoyable for the team and for me personally and winning the championship was an achievement that we're all immensely proud of.

"My thinking at this moment in time is that this will be my final contract but it is hard to walk away from a club that is challenging for honours.

"There are some talented young batsmen here who are beginning to make inroads and I hope that they can grasp their opportunities and force their way into the side."

Director of Cricket Mick Newell added: "Ali was a key player for us last season and he has a positive impact on the field and in the dressing room.

"We know that there will be changes to our batting unit when Ali and Mark Wagh retire but it's to our advantage that they are in the squad alongside young players who have the potential to succeed them.

"Steven Mullaney has the potential to develop into a number six batsman in four day cricket and the likes of Akhil Patel and Scott Elstone have continued to improve."

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