Seconds Complete Nine-Wicket
Win Over Foxes
Match Report | 24th July 2014
Another excellent all-round performance from Nottinghamshire’s Second Eleven secured an excellent nine wicket victory over Leicestershire in their three-day friendly at Lady Bay.
With the visitors resuming on 28-1, still 123 runs behind Nottinghamshire, Usman Tariq and James Sykes added 24 before the latter edged Brett Hutton to keeper Tom Moores.
Aadil Ali joined Tariq and the pair took Leicestershire past 100 in the 25th over, and in the 31st Adam Tillcock bowled Tariq to make the score 120-3, the visitors still trailing.
Ali reached 50 before being caught in the slips off Ben Kitt, before Shiv Thakor and Neil Pinner saw Leicestershire through to 160-4 at lunch, a lead of seven.
Kitt accounted for pinner two balls into the second session, before new batsman Lewis Hill was trapped LBW by Tillcock. Shiv Thakor provided the glue for the first Leicestershire innings, and his half century proved vital in the second, the Foxes 223-6.
Notts then claimed three scalps for 16 runs. Eben Kurtz stepped into his wicket while trying to play Brett Hutton, before Rob Sayer hit the same bowler to Adam Tillcock. Thakor was then forced to retire hurt after being struck by a typically lively delivery from Ben Kitt, leaving Leicestershire 239-8, leading by 89.
Jake Libby then caught Ollie Freckingham to give Tillcock another, and with Thakor unable to return the innings closed on 269-9. Tillcock finished with 4-100, Brett Hutton with 3-64 and Leicestershire a lead of 118.
Nottinghamshire had 34 overs to score 118 runs, and after tea Sam Kelsall and Jake Libby opened proceedings. They reached 40-0 after ten overs, and continued to 90 before Libby nicked behind. Will Root joined Kelsall, the new man in hitting a six to take Nottinghamshire over the line, sealing a nine-wicket victory.