Second Eleven Championship
Day two of three
Nottinghamshire (313-7) lead Worcestershire (276) by 37 runs

Ben Phillips took just half an hour to polish off the Worcester innings in the morning dismissing Pinner for 116. He then added Blofield and Hodnett to his victims to finish with 3-37.

Rikki Wessels got the innings off to a quick start with 39 from just 42 balls before he was out with the score on 61.

The two Sams, Kelsall and Wood then joined forces to add 115 for the second wicket, indeed it was a surprise when Kelsall was bowled by Choudhry for 66 so assured was he at the crease.

Sam Wood, after a circumspect start, gradually gathered in confidence following a few low scores in recent innings but found his touch reaching fifty in 113 balls.

A century seemed a certainty but he lost patience when on 97 trying to clip the ball over mid wicket where he was caught.

This was his highest Championship score though, beating the 96 he made against Glamorgan last season.

The score was 269 when he was out but in truth Notts failed to press on, partly due to tighter bowling from the visitors, and ended the day on 313-7 - a lead of 37.