Fixture News | 12th August 2005
Seconds reach Trophy final
Yorkshire 255-9 (Shreck 4-36)
Notts 256-7 (Bicknell 59, Mierkalns 50)
Notts won by three wickets
Bowling close to full pace, Shreck?s four wickets held Yorkshire to 255 off 50 overs at Headingley before our top order squeezed home in a thrilling run-chase with a ball to spare.
Paul McMahon hit the winning runs with a towering six over midwicket off former Notts left-armer David Lucas, leaving coach Wayne Noon a happy man.
Noon said: ?It?s been great to see the entire squad get into the winning habit and I was very pleased at the way the senior players gelled with the youngsters.
?ECB regulations limited us to four capped or over-25 players and all four did their part. Charlie is getting better with every match, while Darren Bicknell, Russell Warren and Paul Franks all made contributions with the bat.
?But I was especially pleased for Josh Mierkalns, who took on the bowling once Franks was out and showed real maturity in his batting.
?There?s been some good cricket played by the boys all through the competition. Now we?re all looking to finish the job in style.?
Notts have won the Second XI Trophy only once, in 1991, and Noon will lead the side to Horsham to take on Sussex in the final on Monday September 5.