Footitt and Carter 'Unplayable' in Second XI Win
Featured News | 1st July 2009
Bowlers Mark Footitt and Andrew Carter along with batsman Akhil Patel were instrumental in Notts winning their Trophy game against Yorkshire at Headingley by 5 wickets.
In overcast and humid conditions, Notts won the toss and put Yorkshire into bat. Not only did the ball swing from the start but there was also plenty movement off the seam.
Footitt (4-23) and Carter (4-18) were virtually unplayable as they each bowled their ten over allocation straight through and after 20 overs, the Yorkshire innings was in complete disarray at 41-8.
Paul Franks then took a further wicket to leave them on 50-9. Belated resistance from Ben Sanderson (30) and last man Oliver Hannon-Dalby added 42 for the last wicket before Akhil Patel bowled Sanderson.
Notts found conditions no easier and had slumped to 27-5 after ten overs with Hannon-Dalby taking three early wickets.
Ably supported by Scott Elstone, Akhil Patel then played a superb innings with their partnership of 46 guiding Notts home.