Notts Academy (287-9) winning draw v West Indian Cavaliers (208-8)
Academy 17pts / West Indian Cavaliers 10pts
The Academy so very nearly produced the shock of the season so far when they had the better of the game against the Cavaliers at Lady Bay.
Sam Kelsall scored a majestic 118 from 128 balls to give Notts a solid platform against high-flying ‘Cavs. Coming in at 15-1 after the dismissal of Sam Wood , he added 133 for the second wicket with Akhil Patel who scored 86 at just under a run a ball including fourteen boundaries
Scott Elstone kept up the momentum with 44 from 30 balls and at 216-3 with nine overs remaining the Academy were in a strong position. However, former England paceman Alex Tudor induced a mini collapse with a spell of 4-31 in six overs to finish with figures of 5-40.
Kelsall reached his century in the 49th over and then went on the attack being dismissed on the penultimate ball of the innings. He hit eight fours and three sixes in an accomplished display.
The Cavaliers in reply lost Aaron Thomas caught behind by Shafique from the bowling of Dan Cumming and the same bowler accounted for Mohammed Ali leaving Cavaliers on 31-2.
Bilal Shafayat looked settled and ready to make a contribution until he was magnificently caught by Shafique with a low diving catch.
Wickets fell regularly and only Alex Tudor with 43 seemed likely to deny Notts victory but he was out with the score on 169-8 with sixteen overs remaining. However Michael Millwood returned to the crease having retired earlier with a leg injury and, along with Mohammed Umair, he saved the game for Cavaliers with an unbroken stand of 39.
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