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Football superstar De Gea shows appreciation for Notts keeper's reactions behind the stumps

So, the burning question is... is The Hundred a simple enough format for the Spaniard to be tempted into a trip to Old Trafford from 2020?

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David de Gea has shown his appreciation of Tom Moores

A lot of talk emanating from the ECB in recent weeks has been about a mysterious new audience for cricket in the UK.

The director of England cricket, Andrew Strauss, spoke at the weekend about how the new 100-ball tournament is designed with "mums and kids in the school holidays" in mind.

A demographic no one seems to have considered is superstar footballers.

David de Gea is one of the world's top goalkeepers and therefore knows a thing or two about athleticism by men and women who spend most of their professional lives wearing gloves.

And, responding to a tweet from the County Championship's social media team on Tuesday, he showed his appreciation for such an individual, the Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper Tom Moores.

Manchester United's De Gea, tagged into a post of a video of Moores leaping cat-like to his right to take a catch during Notts' Division One clash with Yorkshire, replied with a series of clapping hands emojis.

Moores told the Nottingham Post: "It's certainly not what you expect to see when you check your phone, but it's very nice for sure.

"He's someone who is right at the top of his field. For me, he's definitely the best keeper in the Premier League if not the world."

So, the burning question is... is The Hundred a simple enough format for the Spaniard to be tempted into a trip to Old Trafford from 2020?

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