County news August 6, 2008

Prince agrees Nottinghamshire deal

Cricinfo staff

Nottinghamshire will be hoping Ashwell Prince's good form continues © Getty Images
Ashwell Prince will join Nottinghamshire as their overseas player at the conclusion of the Test series against England. He will replace Adam Voges, who has had an extended spell at the club after David Hussey was unable to fulfil his contract due to Australia commitments.

Prince has enjoyed a successful series with centuries at Lord's and Headingley, but isn't part of South Africa's one-day squad. He will make his Nottinghamshire debut on August 19, against Durham in the Pro40.

"Ashwell has shown in this series that he's a match-winner and the fact that he's already in England with his family added to the attraction of signing him," said Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire's cricket manager. "He's in form and it's always good to sign a player who is playing with confidence. He'll join us at a vital stage of the season and add quality to our middle order."

"Nottinghamshire are in contention for silverware and I'm confident that I can add some experience to the team at an important stage of the season," said Prince. "I know that I am joining a competitive team and I have kept my eye on the results ever since the interest was expressed.

"I spoke to Stuart Broad at Headingley long before the deal was concluded and he told me that the set-up was good and that Trent Bridge is a great place to play cricket," he added. "I'm not in the South Africa one-day squad, which frees up my time and hopefully there will be an opportunity for me to play more county cricket in the future."