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Notts hand captaincy to Mullaney

14th November 2017, 15:05 by Neil Foster

Steven Mullaney will captain Nottinghamshire next summer and is excited by the prospect of leading the side.

The 30-year-old all-rounder will take over from Chris Read, who hung up his bat last summer at the age of 39 after spending 19 years at Trent Bridge.

The Warrington-born player will take the reins in the four-day and 50-over formats but may be among the ranks for Notts' assault on Twenty20 glory.

Mullaney moved to Nottinghamshire from Lancashire in 2010 and has scored 6,001 first-class runs at an average of 34.09 throughout his career while taking 84 wickets.

The medium-pacer, who claimed 25 Championship wickets last season and scored 620 runs, said: "It's a huge honour and a privilege to be asked to be captain of such a great club."

Director of cricket Mick Newell was pleased with the appointment and stressed that there is a chance that he might captain in all three forms of the game.

"I'm delighted Steven has accepted our offer to be club captain and believe he will do an excellent job," he said.

"Should Dan Christian return as one of our overseas players for T20, as we hope he will, then he will captain that side, but Steven will lead us in the other two formats."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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