Franks Century Secures
Second XI Advantage
Featured News | 4th September 2013
Nottinghamshire’s Second XI made 329-7 in the first innings of their 3-day friendly against Derbyshire, captain Paul Franks scoring a powerful 117.
Having won the toss and electing to bat, Nottinghamshire had a shaky start, losing Sam Kelsall to his first ball in the first over and Sam Wood (7) lbw in the 10th, Notts 22-2.
Captain Paul Franks joined Azad but the youngster was unable to repeat his heroics again, caught behind for 21 in the 23rd over Azad, Notts having just reached 50.
Anuj Dal was next in and at lunch Franks was 27 not out, Dal 13 not out and the score 84-3. On resuming, the home side had reached 111 by the 42nd over when Dal was caught behind for 22.
Adam Tillcock and Franks continued, the captain reaching his 50 in the 43rd over (118-3) and his century in the 70th over with a straight drive for a boundary four to put him on 103.
At tea Notts were 216-4, Tillcock 39 not out and after the break the score moved to 237 before Franks was caught by Cork at midwicket to finish on 117. Tillcock reached 50 in the next over, but was run out by Cork with the score 260-6.
Hutton made twelve before being caught by former Notts man Scott Elstone, and after Cross continued to make his 50 in the 94th, Notts declared with the score 329-7.
The Derbyshire openers Hamilton and Wood played through the remaining 8 overs to finish the day on 19-0.