Earn Tense Win
Match Report | 19th May 2010
Second Eleven Trophy
Notts won by 1 run
At 230-3 with only 58 required for victory with twelve overs left victory, seemed there for the taking for Lancashire on another perfect batting wicket at the Notts Sports Club.
Karl Brown and Gareth Cross had added 141 for the 3rd wicket & seemed to be in no trouble even when Cross was out caught by Kelsall of Carter for 84. this was the start of an inspired burst by Andrew Carter who took three wickets in five balls to sow the seeds of doubt in the minds of the visiting batsmen.
Jake Ball then took two wickets in the 44th and 46th overs, one of them being Karl Brown well caught by Sam Kelsall in the deep for an extremely well played 102 that included 64 in boundaries.
The tension was now mounting and when Tipper was brilliantly caught by Akhil Patel running from point to take a diving catch off the bowling of Graeme White, the score stood at 284 -9 with four balls remaining. A single to Cheetham and then a leg bye from a confident leg before appeal left Cheetham facing the last ball needing two for victory but, going for glory, he was bowled leaving Notts the victors.
Andrew Carter took 3-29, Graeme White who bowled tightly throughout his ten overs 3-44 and Jake Ball 2-64.
Earlier Akhil Patel and skipper Matthew Wood had laid the base for a large score with an opening partnership of 174, Wood hitting 12 fours in his 83 and Patel 11 in his 86.
With five overs remaining Scott Elstone was dismissed for 20, the score standing on 235, but Jake Ball took the attack to the bowlers and his 43 from 24 balls including four sixes was a fitting climax to the innings.