Mammoth Opening Stand
Featured News | 30th July 2014
Another astonishing performance from opening batsmen Sam Kelsall and Jake Libby saw Nottinghamshire’s Second Eleven post 412-5 in the first of their three-day Championship match against Glamorgan.
The pair combined in a stand worth 203 runs, matching each other almost run for run until lunch, the session ending 156-0, Kelsall on 74* and Libby on 75*.
Jake Libby reached his century into the afternoon session, however he failed to add to his score, bowled by Kieron Bull. Kelsall continued with Will Root, and reached a century of his own in the 54th over. The pair passed 250 ten overs later, before Root edged Bull to Gareth Rees at slip for 26, Nottinghamshire 261-2.
Hassan Azad made ten before being trapped LBW by Rees, and at tea the home side were sitting pretty, closing the session on 287-3, Kelsall unbeaten on 139.
Kelsall completed his 150 after tea, with Anuj Dal for company. An outstanding knock containing 21 fours and one six came to an end when he was caught at gully off Lukas Carey. Brett Hutton was trapped for 16, which saw Adam Tillcock join Dal. The pair passed 350 in the 98th over, and the 400 nine later. At close of play, Nottinghamshire were 412-5, Dal 43 not out and Tillcock unbeaten on 41.