Haseeb Hameed has been rewarded for a magnificent first season at Trent Bridge by agreeing to sign a new contract that will see him stay at Nottinghamshire until 2022 whilst club captain Steven Mullaney extends his ten year stint for a further three years by agreeing an extension until 2023.
For Mullaney, captain since 2017 after joining from Lancashire in 2010, with over 10,000 runs and near 300 wickets in 372 games across all formats green and gold, he said “I can’t imagine playing for any other county.”
Continuing “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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Hameed has been part of that development in the red ball game that has seen performances, if not results, improve in 2020 and after a decent return of 38.85 with the bat in the Bob Willis Trophy, the former Lancs and England youngster still only 23, is looking to kick on at a home he’s settled into quickly.
Hameed stated “Playing for Notts is everything to me now.”
“Last winter after leaving Lancashire, I took my time to decide which was the right club for me. It’s a decision I wanted to get just right, to find a county I could be passionate about playing for and to make it a long and successful association with one club.”
“Whether it be the history and tradition of the venue, the welcoming atmosphere among the group of players, or the lovely family feel throughout the club, everything feels right and I know I made the right decision.”
Notts Head Coach Peter Moores has been impressed with the way Hameed has settles stating “He hit the ground running with his work ethic and the intensity of his training, and he gelled with his teammates very quickly.”
“He formed an opening partnership with Ben Slater that looked really promising for us as a team moving forward.”
“He played positively and looked to score, but also showed the resilience to soak up pressure, bat for periods of time, wear the opposition bowlers down and make life more comfortable for his teammates in the middle order.”
On Steven Mullaney, Moores said “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.”
*Main image @TrentBridge Haseeb Hameed extends his stay until 2022.