Second Eleven Trophy
Lancashire 234-6 (40 overs) lost to Nottinghamshire (235-4) by 6 wickets

Notts ensured their place in the semi-finals of the Trophy competition with a well earned six wicket victory over their closest rivals at Todmorden to make it eight straight victories.

Victory came with nine balls to spare and was due to another fine innings from trialist Karl Turner who was well supported by Chris Benham.

The score was 59 of which Turner had scored 46 when the second wicket fell with the pair adding 117 for the third wicket before Turner was out for 101 from 102 balls

Again he looked assured at the wicket, playing a forceful innings striking 58 in boundaries and when the spinners bowled both he and Benham made sure the rate was maintained with well taken singles.

Benham then played sensibly ensuring that he was there at the end scoring 88 not out at around a run a ball.

Under grey leaden skies, Notts asked the home team to bat first, on a ground in which the boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire runs through the square -the the bowler runs up in Yorkshire to bowl to the batsmen standing in Lancashire.

The home side got of to a flying start as Andrea Agathagelou attacked the Notts bowling from the off. Along with Louis Bentley (31), he added 104 for the first wicket before the latter was bowled by Akhil Patel.

There then followed two pieces of fine fielding which along with good spin bowling from Scott Elstone, Akhil Patel and Adam Dobb which slowed the home team’s progress.

Elstone delivered a fine pick up and throw to run out Agathagelou for 82 and then Martin Weightman took a stunning running catch on the boundary edge to dismiss Clark.

This allied with the Lancashire batsmen failing to force the pace with quick singles helped Notts to contain them to 234-6. Luis Reece made 50 and Oliver Newby 34 not out. 

Patel took 2-43, Ben Phillips 1-35 and Elstone 0-44 from their allocated eight overs whilst Adam Dobb bowled five overs for 12 runs in a promising stint.