General News | 19th May 2008
Read Calls For Collective Improvement
Notts captain Chris Read has called for a collective improvement when his side’s Friends Provident Trophy campaign resumes on Sunday.
The Outlaws slipped to defeat from a commanding position against Warwickshire yesterday after a batting collapse that saw Notts all out for 121.
“At 61-1 we looked OK but we batted poorly and to be all out after 30 overs is unacceptable,” said Read.
“We need to see an improvement and to forge better partnerships because individuals are performing well but we need to fire as a unit.
“Our bowling was good but that’s not a 130 all-out wicket.”
The result gives Leicestershire a two point lead at the top of the Midlands Group with Northamptonshire moving into second position. Notts are third, equal on points with Northants with a game in hand.
“We’ve done very well so far in the Friends Provident Trophy even though we only just scraped home last week,” said Read.
“It’s our first loss in the competition and we’re still very much in it so there’ll be no harsh words.
“It’s a disappointing result but we’ll debrief and work out what went wrong and where we can improve.”