Wednesday 7 January 2009 

Nottinghamshire Announce Ali Brown Signing

Nottinghamshire Announce Ali Brown Signing
Nottinghamshire Announce Ali Brown Signing
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Nottinghamshire have signed former Surrey and England batsman Alistair Brown on a two-year contract.

38-year-old Brown spent 21 years at Surrey before he was released at the end of last season. He played 16 One Day Internationals for England and holds the world record List A score of 268, struck against Glamorgan in 2002.

“Notts are primed to challenge for the Championship and I want to hit the ground running and help the team to push for honours,” Brown said. 

“For me, the buzz of playing cricket comes from winning competitions and I feel that I’ve got two more years to win things at this level. I’ve always been confident in my ability, I’m feeling fit and I want to play for Notts in all forms of the game.”

“Ali has a lot to offer as a cricketer but he’s also an experienced head who will act as a role model to younger players,” said Director of Cricket Mike Newell. 

“He’s an exiting one day player at the top of the order and he can play an important role for us over the next two years.”

Nottinghamshire players Ryan Sidebottom and Stuart Broad are centrally contracted by England while Graeme Swann and Samit Patel are on incremental contracts and are likely to miss parts of the domestic season.

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