Mullaney out to prove his worth
Steven Mullaney is ready to prove Peter Moores' claim that he is still improving as a cricketer - after signing a new deal at Trent Bridge.
After completing a limited-overs cup double in August, Moores said all-rounder Mullaney was actually getting better despite being 30.
It's great to know this contract will take me to 12 seasons at Trent Bridge, especially as I feel there is a lot more to come. I feel my best years are still ahead of me.Steven Mullaney
Mullaney, who has signed a four-year deal, said: "It's fantastic to sign until 2021, and it's a great deal for both parties, I think, showing commitment from both sides.
"The club took a bit of a punt on me at the end of the 2009 season, initially asking me to join to improve their white ball cricket, but hopefully I have repaid the faith shown in me over the last eight seasons.
"It's great to know this contract will take me to 12 seasons at Trent Bridge, especially as I feel there is a lot more to come. I feel my best years are still ahead of me."
Director of Cricket Mick Newell added: "In county cricket, Steven has become one of the most valuable players in the country, no doubt about that.
"His progress since he came here has been fantastic and he deserves a long-term deal, having become vital to the team.
"He plays in every format and, with some of the senior players having now moved on, his role is only going to get more important."
Meanwhile, Australia are 1/100 to win the Ashes, with England 250/1 and the draw 14/1.
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