Match Report | 23rd May 2010
Graeme White tsecured his first five-wicket haul in professional cricket to help Notts complete a comprehensive victory over Scotland.
White held return catches from top three Hamilton, Watson and Bailey and watched Chris Read catch Freddie Coleman in his first spell. He completed his five-fer with the match-winning delivery when Richie Berrington was stumped by Read.
“It means a lot to me personally to take five wickets for Notts but that was good team performance and a result that keeps us in contention at the top end of the table,” said White.
“There was a bit of turn in the wicket which you always want to see as a spin bowler but I knew it would be tough because Scotland are an improving side and they have shown that they are more than capable of upsetting county sides.
“We’ve still got things to work on but we’re getting better in 40-over cricket and we’re playing for places in the Twenty20 side as well so these games mean a lot and I want to make a contribution when I play.”
Newell handed a recall to top order batman Matt Wood who hit 60 before he was bowled by Gordon Goudie. Alex Hales (69) and Samit Patel (61) also made scores and twenties from Mullaney and Read contributed to a total of 256-6 after Notts won the toss and batted.
Scotland’s opening pair put on 83 for the first wicket but at 113-4, the hosts were on the ropes. Steven Mullany (2-21) and Paul Franks (1-47), Andy Carter (1-28) and Ryan Sidebottom (1-38) were the other wicket takers.