Second Eleven Defeat
Match Report | 30th June 2010
Notts 200 & 259, Hampshire 266 & 196-8
Hampshire won by 2 wickets
Notts fought back on the second day of this friendly match at the West End Ground situated adjacent to the Rose Bowl.
Hampshire reached 180-5 after day one and were dismissed for 266 mainly due to a 10th wicket stand of 55 by Irvine-Fortescue, who was last man out for 60, and Miller who contributed 12.
Andrew Carter took 3-41 as well as two outstanding catches, one a spectacular leaping catch at mid on and the other a difficult catch to dismiss their top scorer Omar Ali for 70. Luke Fletcher took 3-58.
Alex Hales then played an innings a class above anything else played in the match scoring 107 and regularly finding the boundary on a small fast outfield with classical cuts, pulls and drives depositing a six of Griffiths into the adjacent golf course.
Hales added 108 for the second wicket with Mark Wagh who also enjoyed time in the middle following a long period without a match. Hales hit 17 fours and two sixes from 120 balls before being out on 187 and Wagh followed shortly after for 53 from 86 balls including six fours.
From then on the innings crumbled as Hazma Riazuddinn claimed 6-37, bowling well with some movement and bounce but helped by some poor batting by the lower order. Notts lost their last four wickets for no runs in two overs.
Resuming on 19-1 on the final day the Notts attack had Hampshire on 150-6 at lunch with wickets for Fletcher, Shreck and Adams. Soon it was 160-8 as Fletcher grabbed two further wickets after lunch but Hampshire cruised home without further loss. Luke Fletcher bowled his 17 overs with good pace taking 5-40 while Charlie Shreck took 2-46.
The match had been a good workout in readiness for the upcoming return to four day cricket next week for those players who have had little or no involvement in the Friends Provident t20.