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Home Hales excited by Lord's final
Nottinghamshire Outlaws batsman Alex Hales says it'll be an honour to make his Lord's debut in the YB40 final against Glamorgan at the Home of Cricket next week.
Remarkably, the 24-year-old England Twenty20 specialist has never played at Lord's despite spending time here as an MCC Young Cricketer.
We're a confident bunch of guys
"I think it's the only ground in the country that I've never played a game at," he told Lord's TV.
"I'm really looking forward to it, Middlesex was my home county growing up. It's going to be an honour playing here at Lord's."
The tall top order batsman has played in every game of his county's YB40 campaign this season, scoring 473 runs at an average of 36.38.
Despite the county not winning a one-day trophy since 1989, Hales says the mood in the camp is one of confidence.
He added: "We've played some good cricket in that form [one-day] this year."
"We're a confident bunch of guys but we know we're going to have to bring our 'A game' to beat Glamorgan."
Notts Outlaws face Glamorgan at Lord's on Saturday 21 September in the finale of the 2013 season. Tickets are available to buy online now.
"We're confident" - Hales