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Hales extends Trent Bridge deal

Alex Hales
Hales has won England honours at Under-19 level

Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales has signed a new two-year deal.

The 20-year-old has forced his way into the four-day team after scoring a 50 and a 100 in the opening two Friends Provident Trophy games of the season.

Director of cricket Mick Newell said: "Alex made solid progress last summer and has come back a better player after a winter in Melbourne.

"His technique has improved, his shot selection is getting better and he's made himself into a first-team player."

Newell added: "He's a good lad who wants to make his way in the game and has the right attitude to continue to improve. He's thoroughly deserved the new contract."

Hales made his one-day and Championship debut last summer but was not called upon to bat until the start of this campaign.

I've had a taste of first-class cricket and feel I'm ready for that challenge on a regular basis

Alex Hales

And he took his opportunity by getting amongst the runs against Leicestershire and Ireland in the FP Trophy.

Hales said: "I'm really pleased now I want to go on and secure my place in the side.

"I've been a bit inconsistent so far - either making big scores or getting out cheaply - and that's something I want to improve.

"I've had a taste of first-class cricket and feel I'm now ready for that challenge on a regular basis."

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