Second Eleven Championship
Day 1 of 3
Worcestershire 259-6

With a 12 noon start because of the visitors game at Lords last night, with 32 overs being lost to rain, it was a late finish to the day at the Notts Sports Ground the game finishing at 8.11pm.

Under the competition rules you do not lose overs until an hours playing time has been lost on the first or second days, this is known as the "Golden Hour"

Notts lost the toss but started well with Jake Ball dismissing Worcester captain Jack Manuel with the eighth ball of the day. Darren Pattinson then had Wheeldon caught by Academy keeper Matthew Cross making his second team debut.

The the rain came at 23-2 and when play resumed at just after 4pm, George Bacon claimed two wickets in quick succession and Matthew Cross took a fine diving catch to dismiss former Academy player Ben McGuire off Pattinson to leave the visitors on 59-5.

Progress was then held up by a partnership of 172 from Neil Pinner and the top scorer in the Trophy game, Brett D'Oliveira, which was only broken half an hour before the close when Jake Ball deflected a straight drive from Pinner on to the stumps to have D'Oliveira run out for 59.

Pinner went on to finish the day unbeaten on 116 with his century coming from 168 balls with 18 fours.

Bacon finished the day with 2-32 from 12 overs and Darren Pattinson returned 2-58 from 15.