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Paul Franks has signed a new contract that
commits him to Nottinghamshire until the
end of the 2013 season.
By the end of his new deal, the Mansfield-
born all-rounder will have represented his
native county for 18 seasons.
“I set myself the challenge early on in my
career to stay with Nottinghamshire until
I retire and that is still my ambition,” said
Franks who made his first class debut in
1996. “My role has changed since then and
now I have a responsibility to try and pass
knowledge on to younger players but my
desire to make a contribution to a successful
side remains the same.”
An England ODI appearance in 2000 and
County Championship wins
in 2005 and 2010 have
career during which
he has maintained
a first class batting
average of 27.78 and
taken 496 wickets at
“Our one day form was good
last season but we felt that
we underachieved in four-day
cricket and we need to address
that,” he said. “We have lost
three senior players in Ali
Brown, Mark Wagh and Charlie
Shreck but Michael Lumb will
improve our side and there is
more to come from within the
squad as well and I include
myself in that.
“I was a bit disappointed with my
championship form at times last season as
I felt that there games where I bowled well
without reward and others where I couldn’t
find the form of 2010.
“Weweredynamic inthe20-overcompetition
and solid in the 40-over competition but
we’ve had a chance to reflect on the season
and we know where improvements can be
Franks, a true clubmanwho has continued to
make occasional appearances for Farnsfield
CC throughout his professional career, has
taken pride in Nottinghamshire’s success in
bidding to host Ashes Tests at Trent Bridge
in 2013 and 2015.
“The work that goes on behind the scenes
certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by the players
and bidding to host two Ashes Tests in
successive series is a huge achievement,” he
said. “Nottinghamshire is a high-performing
club and that applies to our efforts to
be competitive in all competitions
and the work that goes into hosting
developingTrent Bridge into the
ground it is today.
“ I am
Nottinghamshire and I hope to continue
to play my part for a good number
of years.”
Karl Turner
Top order batsman Karl Turner
has signed a one-year contract having
caught the eye during an extended trial
last season.
Friday 02 December 2011
Trent Bridge Festive Lunch
with guest speaker Dennis Amiss
Call 0844 8118712
Friday 16 December 2011
Christmas delivery deadline for
online orders from
Monday 19 -Wednesday 21
December 2011
Trent Bridge Shop extended
opening hours (10am -7pm)
Friday 23 December 2011
Trent Bridge Ticket Office and
Shop closes for Christmas at 1pm
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Trent Bridge Ticket Office
and Shop re-opens
Thursday 02 February 2012
Trent Bridge Luncheon
Call 0844 8118712
Friday 25 - Monday 28 May 2012
England vWest Indies
Test match series
Sunday 24 June 2012
England vWest Indies IT20
Wednesday 05 September 2012
England v South Africa
NatWest ODI Series