Mullaney extends Notts deal
All-rounder Steven Mullaney has put pen to paper on a long-term contract extension at Nottinghamshire.
The 25-year-old made the move to Trent Bridge from Lancashire in 2009 and has since established himself as a key component in limited-overs cricket.
He played only six times in the LV= County Championship last season, yet impressed in scoring 391 runs to finish second in the county’s batting average list behind skipper Chris Read.
Mullaney has now signed a new deal that will keep him at Nottinghamshire until the conclusion of the 2015 season.
“Steven did very well when he came into the four-day team and his average is testament to that,” said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.
“He has always been a key part of our limited-overs plans but there is every chance that he could firmly establish himself in all formats for years to come if he can bat consistently in the championship.”
Mullaney added: “Coming to Nottinghamshire was a great move for me and there is the potential for this team to become consistently successful.
“We just need to be more clinical when it comes to the crunch one-day games and find the runs that will put teams under pressure in the championship.
“We have got the players to do that and I’m hopeful that we’ll have something to celebrate in 2013.”