General News | 23rd April 2008

Notts Vs Oxford (Day 1) Round-Up

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Bulwell-born bowler Luke Fletcher claimed his maiden first-class wicket as Notts finished the first day with Oxford 185-4 at The Parks.

England duo Graeme Swann (2-39) and Stuart Broad (1-44) also enjoyed some success with the ball and Paul Franks, AJ Harris and Samit Patel were given the chance to get overs under their belts.

After a rain-delayed start, Oxford openers Harry Hooper and Eddie Abel enjoyed a 37-run partnership before Fetcher bowled out Abel for 22.

“Luke is in on merit and he has a very clear mind on what he has to do and he good 11-over spell for us this afternoon,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“It is a slow wicket which has given Oxford the opportunity to get on the front foot and they have played pretty well.

“We have taken the opportunity to look at a number of bowlers because everybody needs to be ready when the England boys disappear.”

Play is scheduled to resume at 11am on Thursday although more rain is expected.

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