Second XI Fall To Trophy
Defeat In Barnsley
Match Report | 19th August 2013
Nottinghamshire’s Second XI fell to a 21-run defeat at the hands of Yorkshire, in their final SET match held in Barnsley.
Notts won the toss and put Yorkshire into bat, and opening pair Eliot Callis and Phil Jaques reached 99 before Luke Wood had Callis (44) caught by George Bacon.
Franks was the next to strike, seeing off Hodgson (35) thanks to a catch from Graeme White to make the score 172-2. Jack Leaning made 3 before Franks had him caught behind by Cross, before Jaques made his century in the 35th over. Sam Wood claimed the prize wicket in the next, ending Jaques’ stay at 105, and when he removed Pyrah (17) two overs later, Yorkshire were 227-5.
Hutton bowled Wardlaw (6) in the 39th, but Robinson and Wainman saw out the remaining balls to close the innings on 252-6.
Sam Kelsall and Matt Cross opened the Nottinghamshire reply, but Cross departed without scoring, caught off Ashraf, the score 7-1.
In a spell where wickets tumbled, Kelsall fell for 7 off Wardlaw, before Sam Wood was bowled by Coad in the 9th. Adam Tillcock was run out for one, and when Rowe departed for 25, Notts were 50-5. Paul Franks and Graeme White added 38 before Robinson struck twice in three balls, having Franks (11) caught at cover, then accounting for White (27), caught by keeper Hodgson.
Brett Hutton and George Bacon took to the score past 100, before reaching a 50 partnership in the 30th over. Hutton’s 50 and the 100 partnership arrived in the 35th, the score 190-7. 59 from the remaining five overs seemed a big ask, but what better a statement of intent than Bacon’s straight six off the first ball of the 36th. He reached his fifty in the next over, before was caught off Ashraf for 64, ending a partnership of 127.
Bacon fell in the next over for 58, caught off Wardlaw, before Ashraf trapped Luke Wood LBW in the 39th, closing the innings on 231, Ben Kitt remaining unbeaten on 7. Yorkshire’s margin of victory was 21 runs, Ashraf returning the best figures of the day – 3-36 from 7.4 overs.