Read Century Improves Nottinghamshire's Fortunes

Featured News | 11th August 2009

Chris Read turned around Nottinghamshire’s fortunes with the bat with a fine 110 to ensure a respectable first innings total of 388 on day one against Warwickshire.

Struggling for impetus after slipping to 43-3 following the dismissals of Scott Newman, Matt Wood and Mark Wagh, Adam Voges and Samit Patel added 98 for the fourth wicket but Ali Brown’s third ball duck put Notts back on the precipice.

All of Nottinghamshire’s main contributors scored quickly with Patel and Voges adding 98 in 17 overs and Read reaching his 50 off 48 balls.

“We were under the kosh but the runs came from the middle and lower order and 388 was a pleasing total,” said Read.

“I feel that I’m in good touch with the bat and the middle order are in form but we would have liked a better platform from the top order.

“It’s a good wicket although there’s not a lot of pace in it but we saw the ball swing around a lot which should help us as much as it helped Warwickshire.”

Naqaash Tahir took 4-89, accounting for Nottinghamshire’s top three with his opening 9 over spell conceding 30 runs.

Mark Ealham (37) and Andre Adams (32) added useful runs but Ryan Sidebottom was caught by Rikki Clarke off Chris Woakes to end the innings.

Warwickshire’s Indian deutant Sri Sreesanth returned 3-65 and opening pair Westwood and Botha reached 24 without loss at close of play.

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Chris Read

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