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Brett Hutton awarded county cap by Nottinghamshire CCC

Brett Hutton awarded county cap by Nottinghamshire CCC
Brett Hutton awarded county cap by Nottinghamshire CCC

Nottinghamshire bowling all-rounder Brett Hutton has been awarded his county cap by the club.

The 28-year-old was presented with the accolade by the club’s Assistant Head Coach, Paul Franks, ahead of Notts’ final LV= Insurance County Championship fixture of the season against Yorkshire.

“Brett isn’t someone who seeks the limelight, but he’s fully deserving of it on this occasion,” said the club’s Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“His record in First-Class cricket over ten years, with in excess of 200 wickets, is exceptional, and he’s put those numbers on the board whilst being willing to do the tough and unsung work for the team.

“It was disappointing to lose him temporarily to Northamptonshire for a few years in 2017, but we also knew he had gone for sound cricketing reasons and we were pleased to have the opportunity to bring him back ahead of the current season.

“Brett’s game has improved still further since then working with Kevin Shine, and he can take a lot of confidence moving forward from the way this season has gone.”

Hutton, a product of Farnsfield Cricket Club, rejoined the Green and Golds ahead of the 2021 campaign after spending three seasons with Northamptonshire.

The Academy graduate right-armer has taken 25 red ball wickets at 22.64 since returning to the club, including two five-wicket hauls, taking his total tally of First-Class wickets for Notts to 131.

His six Royal London Cup wickets, meanwhile, came at an average of 31 and an impressive economy rate of 4.86.

“Brett is understated in the way he goes about his work, but the role he performs for us is very much recognised by his teammates,” said Nottinghamshire Head Coach, Peter Moores.

“It’s always nice to see homegrown players who have come through the ranks develop into seasoned professionals, and the club’s members and supporters are no doubt very proud of what he is now achieving in a Notts shirt.

“A bowler of long, accurate and tireless spells and someone who also takes his responsibilities as a lower order batsman very seriously, Brett has played a crucial role in the team’s success this year and long may that continue.”