Notts Dominant In Friends Provident Trophy Opener
Featured News | 19th April 2009
Mark Wagh and Alex Hales made telling contributions with the bat as Notts Outlaws cruised to victory against Leicestershire in the Friends Provident Trophy.
Wagh’s unbeaten 68 eased Notts home with 20 overs to spare whilst Hales hit 8 fours before he was bowled by Claude Henderson.
James Taylor’s 44 not out was the highlight of the Foxes’ bating effort but after reaching 108-3, Boeta Dippenaar was run out and Leicestershire faded. Openers Boyce and Ackerman made 22 and 21 respectively.
“It was a very complete performance and I’m very pleased that we won the game as comfortably as we did,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“We wanted to put someone alongside Alistair Brown who could contrast his style, because we know he’s going to try and dominate from the start, and we wanted to give Mark Wagh the opportunity to bat for as long as he can
“Ackerman is such an important wicket for them and he started brightly but fortunately he made a mistake which we capitalised on and it made a big difference.
“Alex Hales has nailed down his place in 50 over cricket for a while. It was always my plan to get him into our limited overs side first and give him the opportunity to make an impression.
“We have to be pleased with the way that we dominated from the word go but there’s lots to develop. There’s still little things that irritated me and I’ll talk through them through with the players but that was as good a performance as we could hope for in the opening game of the season.”
Graeme Swann took 3-24 as Notts bowled out the Foxes for 155 with four overs to spare.