Second Eleven Friendly
Gloucestershire 256 & 301-4 Notts 502-7 dec
After dominating Gloucestershire over the first two days of this friendly match at the County ground at Bristol, Notts had to settle for a draw as the home side batted out the final day.
Notts asked the home side to bat on a greenish pitch but did not have much early success and with Gloucs cruising to 104-1 it looked as though the initiative had failed .
Step in young quick bowler Dan Cumming who changed the pattern of the innings with his first five wicket haul taking five of the first six wickets to fall including two in successive balls both well caught by Luke Fletcher at square leg.
Cumming bowled a twelve over spell broken by lunch to take 5-30 but then his fortunes changed as he was taken to hospital after injuring a finger on his non bowling hand. It was later diagnosed as a double dislocation and he was unable to take any further part in the match, being replaced by another youngster George Bacon on day two.
The remaining bowlers completed the good work of Cumming by dismissing the home team on the stroke of tea. For Gloucestershire the former England off spinner Richard Dawson made 57 and Chris Dent scored 56.
Akhil Patel and Neil Edwards added 145 for the first wicket. Edwards was the dominant partner and was eventually bowled out for 82.
The second day belonged to the Notts batsmen. Patel went early for 52 but then Bilal Shafayat and Sam Kelsall added 195 for the third wicket. Shafayat completed his century in 166 balls with 8 fours and a six in his 113.
Kelsall passed his previous best of 94 against Glamorgan last season & looked set for a well deserved hundred when he got an inside edge from Davies on to his stumps to be bowled for 99.He faced 181 balls with ten fours and two sixes
Richard Stroh who plays for Cuckney in the Notts Premier League survived a baptism of pace from Steve Kirby and finished undefeated on 70 at the declaration.
The final day brought little success for the Notts bowlers who toiled manfully but were unable to make any major breakthrough. Chris Dent (80) was again in the runs assisted by Coughtrie (68) and Woodman (66) who was not out when hands were shaken on a draw shortly before 5pm.
SECOND XI DRAW AT THE COUNTY GROUND
Second Eleven Friendly
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