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Nottinghamshire door open for Ryan Sidebottom - Newell

Mick Newell
Newell led his side to the County Championship title on Thursday

Notts director of cricket Mick Newell says the door is still open for Ryan Sidebottom to remain at Trent Bridge.

Sidebottom, who helped Notts win the County Championship on Thursday, looked set to leave the club after being unable to agree a new deal.

But Newell told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I've told him the door's open and if he can't get the deal he wants from other people then we can talk again.

"Ryan has given 100% commitment every time he has played for Notts."

The 32-year-old had been looking to sign a three-year contract at Trent Bridge, but back in August was offered a two-year extension to his current deal.


Sidebottom has since been in talks with other counties, including Hampshire, but is yet to agree a contract.

The England fast bowler played a key part in Nottinghamshire's title success this season, taking 30 wickets in nine first-class matches, at an average of just 21.

The World Twenty20 winner scored seven not out in a crucial last-wicket stand of 10 with Darren Pattinson on Thursday as Notts scored the 400 they needed to take maximum batting bonus points against Lancashire.

He then dismissed Karl Brown as Notts took three Lancashire wickets to take the bowling point they needed to pip Somerset to the title.

Sidebottom was also part of Nottinghamshire's Championship success in 2005 under Stephen Fleming.

Newell added: "I am very pleased to have had him here for seven years and if he wants to stay here we can talk again."

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see also
Notts sneak title from Somerset
16 Sep 10 |  Counties
Hampshire enter Sidebottom race
27 Aug 10 |  Hampshire
Paceman Sidebottom to leave Notts
26 Aug 10 |  Nottinghamshire
Sidebottom wants new Notts deal
04 Aug 10 |  Nottinghamshire

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