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Captain Mullaney Signs Contract Extension with Nottinghamshire CCC

Captain Mullaney Signs Contract Extension with Nottinghamshire CCC
Captain Mullaney Signs Contract Extension with Nottinghamshire CCC

Mullaney, who joined the Green and Golds in 2010 and assumed the captaincy in 2017, will chalk up his fourteenth season with the club during the course of his new deal.

The all-rounder has made 372 all-format appearances for Notts, scoring 10,818 runs and taking 294 wickets.

The 2020 Vitality Blast was the 34-year-old’s fifth trophy of his 11-year association with the club.

“I can’t imagine playing for any other county,” he said.

“Simply playing for Notts was enough of an honour – so to have won five trophies so far, and to have become captain of such an historic club, are achievements that will stay with me forever.

“It’s a real buzz to be listed on those Pavilion honours boards alongside greats of the club and the sport.

“There have been so many changes in my time here – not least among the playing staff – and I’m really excited to be leading the talented, dedicated bunch of players we have now assembled.

“We’ve got some really exciting youngsters who made strides forward last year, as well as the healthy sprinkling of senior pros that every dressing room needs.

“I’m more motivated than ever to help this side develop in the red ball game – and to continue our great record in white-ball cricket as well.

“Winning a trophy this season, in a year which has been so difficult for everyone, was a special achievement for all of us in the dressing room.

“We’re all looking forward to welcoming our members and fans back next year, and hopefully putting a few smiles on their faces again.”

Mullaney has hit 14 First-Class centuries during his time with the club, averaging 33.

He was part of the sides that won the County Championship in 2010 and the Yorkshire Bank 40 in 2013, whilst his match-winning innings in the Royal London Cup semi-final and T20 quarter-final in 2017 were crucial in ensuring both trophies were claimed by the Outlaws.

In 2020, he secured his 100th T20 wicket for Notts, maintaining an economy rate of 7.91 across his Outlaws career in the format.

“Steven has consistently led by example over his entire time with the club – with his dedication, his hard work, and his willingness to take on any number of roles in the side,” said Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores

“It’s testament to his nous and the way he adapts to situations that he tends to succeed in whichever role he takes on – whether that’s opening the batting, coming in further down the order or taking the ball at crucial times.

“As a player, he’s already assured his place in Nottinghamshire history, and he commands the respect of the dressing room as a leader.

“We’re building a team in red-ball cricket with Steven at the helm as captain, and his skills and experience are precious commodities to our white ball team as well.

“He’s a player that’s synonymous with Notts and with Trent Bridge. It’s great to see him extending that association deep into a second decade, and it’s nothing more than he deserves.”

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