Featured News | 6th July 2009
Kevon Cooper Ends On A High
Trinidadian bowler Kevon Cooper signed off with personal best figures of 5-20 in his final game for Notts Academy in their Bassetlaw League win over Bridon.
The away side collapsed to 190-9 after being 182-3 in their match at the Notts Sports Club on Saturday.
James Boock (50) and Wayne Spooner (61) put on 134 for the first wicket aided by a couple of catches miss-hits that fell short or over the fielders.
Will Jones made the first inroad having Spooner caught by Akhil Patel and then Cooper, the seventh bowler used, came on and shared the remaining wickets with Adam Shepherd (3-24).
Kevon then opened the innings and hit a six and a four in his 13 run stand before departing caught by James Boock. Sam Kelsall then fell cutting the ball to third man and Notts were 32-2.
Sam Wood and Ben McGuire then gained the ascendancy with McGuire particularly attacking the bowling hitting nine fours before being caught on the mid wicket boundary one short of his fifty.
Wood carried on batting well and took the score to 162 with Akhil Patel but two run outs in two balls threatened to rock the boat.
Wood answered a call for two from Patel which was tight in the extreme and then Patel himself was left stranded when a deflection from the bowler caught him out of his crease backing up for 27.
There were no more alarms as Adam Shepherd (10) and Adeel Shafique (16) saw Notts to a five wicket win
After the game Kevon was presented with a Notts shirt signed by all the Academy players and officials as a memento of his spell with the club.