Read & Mullaney Hit Fifties
In Derbyshire Friendly
Featured News | 7th April 2013
Chris Read maintained his exemplary pre-season form with an unbeaten fifty on the first day of Nottinghamshire's pre-season friendly against Derbyshire.
Read shared a prosperous partnership with Steven Mullaney (54) following a top order wobble.
Alex Hales and Ed Cowan started well but their cautiously constructed opening stand of 33 came to an end when Jonathan Clare clean-bowled the Australian in the nineteenth over.
Samit Patel went first ball and was soon followed by Riki Wessels (3) before Hales knuckled down to make 34.
Derbyshire reached 104-2 at the close in reply to Nottinghamshire's 173-5 declared with Wes Durston's 58-run stand ended by a calm catch in the deep from Patel.
Play resumes at 11am on Monday.