Middx v Notts: Team news

England youngster returns to Middlesex, Injured trio back for Notts

By Paul Higham   Last updated: 28th August 2007  

Middx v Notts: Team news

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Nottinghamshire have three injury victims back for their Division Two match against Middlesex at Lord's, while the hosts welcome back an England Under-19 record breaker.

Second-placed Notts have had severe injury problems this season, especially in the bowling department, but now have Simon Francis, Paul Franks and Charlie Shreck all back in contention for a place in the starting XI.

Injuries have struck again though, with Mark Ealham and Andy Harris out with hamstring and foot problems respectively.

Loan signing from Durham Mark Davies has returned to his county after picking up a hamstring injury during his debut last week.

Notts have a sizeable 38-point cushion over third-placed Essex as they sit in second place in Division Two.

Middlesex will have England Under-19 batsman Billy Godleman back after his starring effort for his country against Pakistan.

Godleman hit the highest ever score by an England Under-19 batsman as he produced a remarkable 149 not out in the fourth one-dayer against Pakistan.

Owais Shah is still missing as he takes part in England's continuing one-day series against India.

Sri Lankan seamer Chaminda Vaas will be making one of his final appearances before he leaves to go to South Africa for the Twenty20 World Cup.

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