Fixture News | 8th June 2007

Notts left in a spin

Two half-centuries from David Hussey and Graeme Swann's best bowling figures since 2003 were not enough to prevent Nottinghamshire spinning to their first Championship defeat of the season against Glamorgan.

Glamorgan 429 (Ealham 3-45)
Notts 364 (Hussey 98, Gallian 78, Ealham 74, Wagh 57)
Glamorgan 197 (Swann 7-100)
Notts 207 (Hussey 63, Wagh 50)

Glamorgan won by 55 runs
Glamorgan 21 points, Notts 7 points

After Glamorgan won the toss and chose to bat, Notts had the home side in deep trouble at 193-8 on the first day.

But they were let off the hook as veteran Robert Croft combined with 17-year-old James Harris to put on a club record 185 for the ninth wicket.

A century partnership between Jason Gallian and Mark Wagh got Notts starting well, before four middle order wickets fell for 56 runs.

David Hussey and Mark Ealham staged a recovery of their own with all-rounder Ealham posting his first half-century of the season.

A lucky catch from Gareth Rees removed Hussey two short of his century, with the ball lodging in the fielder's midriff at silly point.

Notts got a warning about the state of the pitch when off-spinners Croft and Dean Cosker took the new ball, and it proved to be a spinner's paradise as Swann tore through the Glamorgan line-up in their second innings.

It was the 28-year-old's first seven wicket haul since June 2003 but the target of 263 proved too much as only Wagh, Hussey and Swann offered any resistance.

Swann was last man to fall, bowled by Alex Wharf, as Notts were left to rue the crucial partnership between Croft and Harris.

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