Voges and Hussey make Notts return
County champions Nottinghamshire have confirmed Australia batsmen Adam Voges and David Hussey will return as their overseas players in 2011.
Voges will be available from the opening day of the season, while Hussey will link up with the squad ahead of their opening Friends Provident t20 clash against Derbyshire on Friday June 3.
Notts will be able to call on the duo for the duration of the t20 competition, where two overseas players are allowed, with Hussey staying for the remainder of the summer, subject to international commitments.
Both Voges and Hussey have enjoyed successful spells at Trent Bridge in the past and director of cricket Mick Newell is looking forward to welcoming them back to the club.
“Adam and David made big contributions for us last season and the prospect of pairing them in the Friends Provident t20 is something that we’re very excited about,” he said.
“It is very difficult to secure a player for an entire season but these two have established themselves as our preferred options and their availability suits us.”
Hussey scored 399 runs in five LV= County Championship matches last season, while Voges hit a superb century against Lancashire as Nottinghamshire secured the title at Old Trafford.
“Winning the championship with Nottinghamshire was a major highlight of my career and I am looking forward to returning to Trent Bridge and picking up where I left off,” said Voges.
“Being in the same Nottinghamshire team as David Hussey will be a strange experience for me because it has been one or the other in recent seasons but we both share a real affinity for the club.”
Hussey added: “I’ve built a great relationship with Mick Newell and all of the players at Notts and I am looking forward to spending more time at Trent Bridge in 2011.
“It’s great that Notts give me a regular opportunity to play county cricket and I want to help the team to make a push in all three competitions.”