Notts V Somerset: Day One Round-Up
Featured News | 6th May 2009
Luke Fletcher took four wickets as Somerset lumbered to 138 all out in a wicket-fest at Trent Bridge.
Fletcher, playing in only his second LV County Championship match, had Suppiah caught behind, forced Marcus Trescothick to edge to Andre Adams and clean bowled Joe Hildreth to reduce Somerset to 17-3 before Zander De Bruyn dug in to reach an innings best 64 in seamer-friendly conditions.
Notts closed on 55-3 with Bilal Shafayat and Adam Voges hoping to ease Notts towards a decent lead when they resume tomorrow.
“Both teams played some loose shots today but De Bruyn showed that if you’re prepared to graft and maintain a tight defence then the scores are there,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“It’s a very different wicket to the one we played on last week and the bowlers are finding more bounce and swing.
“Luke Fletcher has developed his game nicely over the past 12 months and combined that with a committed approach to his training. He didn’t bowl a bad ball all day and he’s consistently found the right spot and the rewards came for him today.”
Andre Adams and Ryan Sidebottom each finished the day with three wicket hauls and after Alex Hales went for a first ball duck, Mark Wagh (10) and Samit Patel (11) were dismissed before bad light brought about an early close.