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Alex Hales signs new two-year deal with Notts Outlaws

Alex Hales gets low to slog-sweep Getty Images

Alex Hales has signed a new two-year deal to represent Notts Outlaws in white-ball cricket, extending his association with the club to the end of the 2021 season.

Since joining Notts in 2008, Hales has amassed 6,415 limited-overs runs at a combined average of 34.34. In that time, right-hander Hales has hit 11 centuries and 41 fifties, with a highest score of 187 not out in the 2017 Royal London One-Day Cup final victory over Surrey.

Hales said he was keen to give back to the club who had supported him since the 21-day ban for recreational drug use which cost him his place in England's World Cup squad.

"Notts is like home to me now. I couldn't really envisage playing anywhere else," Hales said. "I've made some great memories here already and hopefully there's many more to come.

"After a tough start to the summer, everyone at the Club has been brilliant with me. I want to repay the faith they have shown and that will continue to be my aim for at least the next two years.

"We have a young and exciting squad that I feel privileged to be part of. I'm an experienced member of that squad now and that's the role I'm looking to fulfil."

Middlesex-born and a product of the MCC Young Cricketers programme, Hales will head into his 13th and 14th summers with Notts during his new deal.

Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell said Hales' ability to produce match-winning performances and his commitment this season had prompted the club to seek a contract extension.

"Alex is a highly sought-after white-ball cricketer right across the world," Newell said. "He has delivered a number of match-winning performances for us down the years and we're looking for that to continue.

"His commitment to Notts since returning to our dressing room has been exactly what we said it needed to be. He's a popular figure among our squad and it's a timely boost for everybody that he's chosen to extend his stay at Trent Bridge."