While Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club might not be in action themselves during the English off-season, many of their players are starring around the world.
This past week has seen both male and female players based at Trent Bridge playing or training all over the world in England teams, franchise T20 leagues and even in World Cups.
Firstly we go to the Bangladesh Premier League and to wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Moores, who struck 40 runs off 30 balls in table-toppers Sylhet Strikers’ win against Fortune Barishal.
Then in the International League T20 in the United Arab Emirates, Alex Hales continued his incredible scoring run by smashing 62 not out off 44 balls for Desert Vipers in their victory against the MI Emirates.
The Emirates side included Samit Patel, who took 2-23 with the ball, while seamer Jake Ball has also signed for Dubai Capitals in the competition.
The England men’s 50 over team are currently in South Africa ahead of their three-match ODI series.
The squad features Ben Duckett and Olly Stone from Nottinghamshire.
Duckett had a fabulous winter with the side and now finds himself firmly in the reckoning for both ODI and Test squad, while Stone has been in good form in the SA20 league.
I’ve loved my time in the sa20 with @MICapeTown over the last two weeks. Newlands you were incredible! Gutted I won’t be back for the last 3 games but I’ll be routing for the boys! 💪🏼
— Olly Stone (@OllyStone2) January 26, 2023
Meanwhile, the England Lions are in Sri Lanka and are currently playing the first match of their tour – a warm-up game before the start of their three-match Test series.
The Lions made 413/8 declared in their first innings and currently lead by 58 runs after Sri Lanka declared on 335/9 in their first innings.
Three Notts players are in the squad and featuring in the match, in the form of Lyndon James, Liam Patterson-White and the Lions captain Haseeb Hameed.
There was disappointment for Hameed, who opened for the Lions and was out for a golden duck, but James made 24 and Patterson-White took three wickets.
Then, in the women’s game, the England Women’s Under 19 team are going through exciting times and are on the eve of their World Cup semi-final against Australia in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
In the tournament, England have won all seven of the games they’ve played across the group and super six stages of the tournament and feature two players who play for Trent Bridge-based side The Blaze in Maddie Ward and Josie Groves.
— The Blaze (@TheBlazeCricket) January 25, 2023
Both have featured in three matches during the tournament, with wicketkeeper-batter Ward playing in England’s latest match against West Indies; a big 95-run win.
Exciting times indeed for them, and for the teams based at Trent Bridge.
Eyes will be focused on Ward and Groves’ progress this weekend, with all at Notts certain to be wishing them all the best in their endeavours.