Mullaney pens new deal while Nash steps down as Somerset chairman
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE all-rounder Steven Mullaney will remain an Outlaw for a few more summers yet having signed a new fouryear contract with the county.
Cheshire-born Mullaney, 30, joined Notts before the start of the 2010 after a four-season stint at Lancashire and has become a key figure for the side across all formats. He played a vital role this season as Notts won the One-Day Cup, the T20 Blast and were promoted from Division Two of the Championship as runners-up to Worcestershire.
He said: “The club took a bit of a punt on me at the end of the 2009 season, initially asking me to join to improve their whiteball cricket.
“But, hopefully, I have been able to repay the faith shown in me over the past eight seasons.” Trent Bridge director of cricket Mick Newell added: “In county cricket, Steven has become one of the most valuable players in the country, there’s no doubt about that.
“His progress since he came here has been fantastic and he deserves a long-term deal.” LANCASHIRE’S new recruit, the former England seamer Graham Onions, has insisted that there are plenty of wickets left in him.
Some eyebrows have been raised after Lancashire signed the 35-year-old from Durham.
But Onions said: “I am on Twitter and you read people saying I am taking the places of some young lads.
“But if I am good enough I will get in the side, and if they are good enough they will get in the side ahead of me.
“I want to lead the attack here at what is a special club, I want to open the bowling, but if other players are better than me they will play. It’s as simple as that.” CHARLES Clark is to be Somerset’s new chairman after Andy Nash resigned from the role following ten years at the helm.
Nash will step down at the county’s 2018 annual meeting in January with Clark taking over having spent over six years on the general committee.
Nash said: “The credit for what the club has achieved since 2007 goes entirely to the players, staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly and performed miracles.
“I would also like to pay tribute to our members and supporters whose passion, loyalty and unfailing good humour lends so much to the club’s character. It has been my absolute privilege and honour to represent Somerset County Cricket Club and to have worked with so many outstanding and committed people.
“I may be leaving Somerset but I will still be involved in this great game as a director of the ECB and I look forward to continuing to serve in that capacity.”
New deal: Steven Mullaney
Still hungry: Graham Onions