Fixture News | 16th August 2005

Super Hussey destroys Warwickshire


Warwickshire 156 (Sidebottom 4-41, Harris 4-41)
Notts 514 (Hussey 232*, Read 89)
Warwickshire 207

Notts won by an innings and 151 runs

The 28-year-old demolished the Warwickshire attack in tandem with Chris Read to set up the innings victory before dedicating his performance to the Director of Cricket.

Said Hussey: ?I?ve been a consistent scorer this season but before this game I?d hit eight half-centuries and only one hundred.

?Mick Newell had a chat with me before the game and asked me to start converting my good starts into three figures. Once I got to 50 I was absolutely determined to do that and also make it a really big score.

?I stuck to my game plan and showed a bit of patience before going for my shots, which was very pleasing.?

Our seamers destroyed the Warwickshire batting line-up before tea on day one with some excellent swing bowling, with Ryan Sidebottom and AJ Harris both taking four wickets each.

And although the visitors had us in trouble at 75-4, Hussey and Read absorbed pressure before counter-attacking on day two.

Read fell for 89 but Hussey kept on going and eventually pushed all the visiting fielders onto the boundary with some spectacular shots before running out of partners.

We quickly finished the job before lunch on day three to go back into first place in Division One, just ahead of rivals Kent.

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