The Nottinghamshire Academy secured a six-wicket win against Clifton Village thanks to a disciplined performance with both bat and ball.

After winning the toss and electing to field, the Notts attack bowled precisely, restricting the top order well and taking wickets at regular intervals.

Despite three breaks for rain, the majority of the early damage was caused through Luke Wood, who took 3-29 from his twelve over spell, and highly-rated spinner Adam Tillcock returned the best figures, 3-25 from 12.5 overs.

Thanks to the discipline of the Notts bowlers, Clifton only posted 122 in their 46 overs (LeBreton (28) and Coombe (27)), offering the Academy an achievable target.

The Notts reply started brightly, despite the loss of Matt Cross for 17 in the sixth over. Tom Rowe joined opener Hassan Azad and they added 65 for the second wicket, that of Rowe for 38, the score 94-2.

Azad continued his fine form, despite the loss of Kelsall (0) and Tillcock (1), remaining unbeaten with 42 alongside Connor Marshall, who finished on 10*. The Academy had reached 123-4 in just twenty overs, sealing a six-over win.