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Bicknell Signs For Caythorpe

Former Nottinghamshire professional Darren Bicknell has signed as club professional for Caythorpe for the 2012 season.

The opening batsman, who also played for Surrey, has played for Belvoir for the past three seasons. He was the leading run scorer in the Nottingham Premier League last summer, scoring 993 runs at an average of 71.

"I've had three fantastic years at Belvoir and leaving has been a tough decision," said Bicknell.

"I wish the club every success and hope to see them back in the Premier League as soon as possible.

"However, I thoroughly enjoyed being back in the Premier League last season and was delighted with how I performed.

"The challenge of replicating that form and bringing success to Caythorpe proved too hard to resist."

In his career, Bicknell scored 19,931 runs in first-class cricket and nearly 7,500 runs in one-day cricket.

He won the County Championship twice, once with Surrey and once with Notts, and it is this winning mentality and his competitive nature that made him such an attractive signing.

"Caythorpe are an ambitious club and our performances in the 1st XI over the past few seasons have fallen short of expectations," said captain Andy Hunt.

"Having Darren in the side will provide us with a quality batsman and also someone who can mentor the younger players and create a winning culture."

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