Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Media Release: Hutton Signs New Two-Year Deal At Trent Bridge
Brett Hutton has signed a new two-year deal, committing to Nottinghamshire until the conclusion of the 2024 season.
The 29-year-old seamer has enjoyed a fruitful return to the Green and Golds having graduated through the club’s Academy, before a three-year spell at Northamptonshire which concluded in 2020.
In the two years since, the right-armer has claimed 83 all-format wickets, including 55 First-Class scalps at an average of 25.29.
In 2022, he finished the Royal London Cup as the top wicket taker in the competition with 22.
“I’ve enjoyed the last couple of years since coming back to Notts. The way things have gone for me and for the team have shown that returning to the club was the right move,” Hutton said.
“We have a lot of depth in the bowling department now, so I’m having to fight for my place, and that’s giving us the competition we need to drive standards and keep improving.
“It’s great to be part of a side that I believe is on the up. I look back at games in 2021 - particularly against Lancashire at Trent Bridge when we had to dig deep - as ones that laid the foundation for the tight team we have become.
“Our ultimate goal is to win the County Championship, and I’m keen to be part of that effort, but also to contribute across the board whatever the format.
“I play a slightly different role in the Royal London Cup as a senior player, and that’s one that I enjoy. Hopefully I can set an example to those coming through as well as producing winning performances.”
In all, Hutton has 248 First-Class and 49 limited-overs career wickets to his name. His white-ball best of 7-26 came in 2022 against Leicestershire Foxes.
With the bat, Hutton has accumulated 2,059 all-format runs, including five First-Class fifties.
“Brett is an intelligent and skilful bowler with both the red and white ball,” said Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores.
“Due to the depth in our bowling attack he has had to be patient at times, though rarely fails to make an impact when given opportunity. His ability to read a batter and use subtle variations means he often finds a way to take wickets whatever the surface.
“The Royal London Cup was the perfect platform for him to show how effective he can be in the shorter format. He continually took wickets with the new ball as well as being an effective late-order batter. His role as a senior player in that team was crucial in helping some of our younger players adapt quickly to first team cricket.
“He’s working hard to move his game forwards again this winter, ready for the challenges that await us next season.”
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