Originally Posted by Minor Maggie
Why isn't Sidebottom playing? I thought the ECB had given him permission to play?
I don't know - but I assume that Newell wanted to give Fletcher and Harris a chance to play; Franks needs to bowl if he's to become more consistent; and naturally Newell wanted Broad to make his debut. It's not as if Notts need to win this one, hence leaving out Sidebottom, Shreck and Pattinson. I'm pretty sure Footitt would have played if he had been fit.