Wednesday 10 February 2010 

Fitness Boost For Nottinghamshire's Mark Wagh

Fitness Boost For Nottinghamshire's Mark Wagh
Fitness Boost For Nottinghamshire's Mark Wagh
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Nottinghamshire batsman Mark Wagh is set to report for the new season pain-free following a successful shoulder operation.

“There is always an element of risk with a surgical procedure but my recovery has been pretty straightforward and I haven’t had any major setbacks in my rehabilitation,” Wagh said following the operation.

“I’ve spent a lot of time in the gym building muscle around the shoulder and improving my aerobic fitness but the acid test came with the net sessions and I’ve been finding the middle of the bat and striking the ball nicely.”

Wagh scored 813 LV County Championship runs in 2009 and he will form part of Nottinghamshire squad that has a new look following the departures of Will Jefferson and Mark Ealham and the arrivals of Neil Edwards, Graeme White and Steven Mullaney.

“We’ve made more personnel changes than most this winter but all of the signings were made with a clear strategy in mind and should improve all areas of the team,” he said.

“A lot of runs came from the middle order last season and if that can be maintained with improvements elsewhere then our chances of success will improve.

“We’ve seen the sort of impact that David Hussey’s presence can make and I’m genuinely excited about our prospects.”

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