Bowlers Prosper In Second XI Clash

Featured News | 2nd July 2009

Nottinghamshire’s Second Eleven established a strong foothold against Yorkshire on day one of their championship match at Headingley but couldn’t capitalise with the bat.

Any delight in bowling out Yorkshire for 155 was short lived as in the 15 overs prior to tea, Notts lost four wickets in reaching 45.
 
Matthew Wood fell in the second over after the break for 28. The innings was steadied for a time with a stand of 42 between Sam Kelsall and Greg Wood before the latter was adjudged leg before for 24. At 102-8, Andre Adams joined Kelsall and in 14 balls the score progressed to 129 before Adams was caught on the boundary for 21 off 7 balls.

Paul Franks had won the toss and asked Yorkshire to bat, however the ball in less humid conditions did not swing early on and the total was 74 before Franks had Geldart caught behind by keeper Greg Wood.

From then on wickets began to tumble and only opener Garry Balance, who was fifth out for 61 with the score on 122, offered any resistance.
 
Carter trapped Balance leg before and went on to finish with 3-54 but it was skipper Franks who started the collapse with two wickets in successive balls.

Mark Footitt (1-12) and Andre Adams (1-43) were the other wicket takers along with a smart run out with a direct hit from Sam Wood.
 
Notts will resume on 131-9 with Sam Kelsall unbeaten on 30.

Paul Franks

Paul Franks

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