Gurney wants Notts and England trophies

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England fast bowler Harry Gurney has singed a new three-year deal with Nottinghamshire, hoping to ride his success this year to a domestic trophy and the World Cup for the Three Lions.

England fast bowler Harry Gurney has singed a new three-year deal with Nottinghamshire, hoping to ride his success this year to a domestic trophy and the World Cup for the Three Lions.

Gurney made his England ODI debut in May against Scotland, and has six one-day caps to his name. He is part of the ODI squad to face India in the coming weeks, and hopes to impress and keep his name in line for the World Cup.

Gurney said in the <i>Nottingham Post</i>: "It's an exciting and important time. I've got the (domestic) One Day series to look forward to and then hopefully a World Cup.

"I've got to work hard to get there though because there are a lot of good bowlers out there and they can't all go.

"My focus for a couple of weeks is on England, but I'd love to come back to Notts and win a trophy or two. If I have a good One Day series and help Notts win a trophy or two then I can put my feet up on a beach feeling happy with the season."

Notts' director of cricket Mick Newell was pleased with Gurney's contract extension, having brought him in from Leicestershire, and hoped the paceman would keep improving with the help or Trent Bridge and England coaches.

Newell said: "Harry has progressed very well since he came here. When we brought him three or four years ago it was with the intention of him developing into a leader in our attack.

"He's done very well to make the breakthrough with England. He can still improve. He's going to improve in the next two or three weeks playing for England against a very good India team.

"He's got a massive carrot to do well for the rest of the season and in that series with a World Cup coming in the winter."

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