Friday 6 September 2013 

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, LV= County Championship

 Day 4

Rain prevented any play on the final day and the match was abandoned after tea as a draw.

Warwickshire took 8 points and Nottinghamshire 10 points

Day 3

Ateeq Javid and Laurie Evans took the total on to eighty one before Javid chased a wide delivery from Shahzad and edged the ball to Chris Read for twenty four , but Evans, playing some confident drives and cuts reached his half century and at lunch was fifty nine not out.

Chris Woakes was bowled off the final delivery of the session by Patel for twenty three and at the break Warwickshire were 126-4, just sixty three ahead.

During the afternoon session. Warwickshire batted cautiously after losing Laurie Evans 63 to Gurney’s short delivery that looped to Taylor at short-leg.

Steff Piolet added forty two with Maddy for the sixth wicket before pulling Fletcher to Hussey at deep mid-wicket for thirty and after tea Barker edged Fletcher to Read for eighteen.

Jeetan Patel 16 was dismissed by Gurney, but Maddy and runner were now joined by Peter McKay.....and runner to create chaos while Maddu overcame the issues associated with runners to complete his half century before Fletcher trapped him lbw for sixty five.

Fletcher then had Chambers lbw as the Bears' innings closed on 271 leaving Nottinghamshire a target of 211 to win on the final day.


Day 2

It was hard work for the Bears on the second morning at Trent Bridge as overnight batsmen Patel and Mullaney added sixty eight for the fourth wicket before Steffan Piolet had Mullaney 28, caught at third man by Chambers when he undercut an attempted cut.

Samit Patel completed a half century and with David Hussey 28 looked to be taking the home side through to lunch without further loss, until Chris Woakes produced a ball that left Hussey and caught the outside edge through to substitute wicket keeper Jamie Atkinson to leave Nottinghamshire 136-5 at lunch with Patel unbeaten on sixty eight.

A rapid century partnership after lunch between Wessels and Samit Patel gave Nottinghamshire the advantage and after Patel had completed his century, Wessels took up the run chase when Maddy had Patel caught off Atkinson’s gloves by Piolet at slip for 117.

Despite losing skipper Chris Read 0 to Chambers, Wessels scored freely after tea until Chris Woakes’ throw from the boundary ran him out for a fine seventy seven with Nottinghamshire just seven runs behind.

Andre Adams made a quick fire forty six from twenty six balls before Barker with the new ball collected his wicket and Chambers then had Shahzad 28, caught at deep mid-off by Barker to wrap up the Nottinghamshire innings on 359 with a first innings lead of sixty one.

In their second innings, Warwickshire lost Ian Westwood early, for two, bowled by Fletcher and then Varun Chopra left Andre Adams' first delivery and was given out, lbw for seven before closing the day on 27-2 still trailing by thirty four runs.



Day 1

After Warwickshire were put into bat at Trent Bridge, openers Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood made steady progress against the new ball attack of Shahzad and Fletcher, before Andre Adams introduction brought the end of Westwood to a catch by Nottinghamshire skipper Chris Read behind the stumps for ten.

Varun Chopra was in good touch but Ateeq Javid could only glove a vicious delivery from Harry Gurney into the air and to Mull at second slip without scoring. Chopra however, undeterred, completed his half century in the twenty fourth over and with Evans going well took Warwickshire to lunch on 103-2.

After the break Chopra 76 edged and Read took an outstanding catch off Fletcher and immediately Adams had Evans taken one-handed in an even more brilliant fashion by Read, for thirty two.

Steff Piolet recalled from his loan to Sussex went in the same fashion to yet another Read catch for just a single and at 126-5 three wickets had fallen for the addition of just one run.

Ten runs later, Chris Woakes stumbled and Read’s throw, well taken by Shahzad was too much for him to make his ground and after a brief period of resistance between Keith Barker and Darren Maddy, back in the side due to injuries, Adams collected his third wicket when Barker edged him to Hales at first slip. Darren Maddy after a brisk forty seven, tried one too many in attempting to reach his half century and could only pick out Gurney in the deep to provide Adams with a fourth wicket and with Warwickshire 192-8 six wickets had fallen since lunch for just eighty nine runs.

With the pedestrian over rate, tea was late, with Warwickshire 210-8 and after the interval, Patel and McKay continued to push on, securing a second batting point and Patel completing his half century before McKay flicked Fletcher to Mull at second slip for a useful thirty three from ninety four balls with two fours and a six.

Chambers was last man out, again to Fletcher, for five while Jeetan Patel, once again having provided the backbone of the late partnerships, was unbeaten on sixty six, his fifth half century of the season, as Warwickshire were finally bowled out for 298 just a couple of runs short of a third batting point. Both Adams and Fletcher took four wickets.

There was time for five overs before the close, and with Matt Cross keeping for the injured Peter McKay, Barker struck in the opening over, when Hales 0, left one from Barker that clipped his off stump.

Nightwatchman, Luke Fletcher 2, was bowled by Maurice Chambers off the last ball of the second over and then Chambers had Michael Lumb caught at slip by Chopra with his first ball of his next over.

Nottinghamshire finally made it to stumps on 14-3 with Mullaney and Patel the not out batsmen, trailing by 284 runs with seven first innings wickets in hand

Live ball-by-ball commentary will be available on BBC Radio WM & BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire.

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