Nottinghamshire started day two of their Second Eleven Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston with a declaration on 485-1, following their earlier top-order heroics. Jake Libby ended the innings 225 not out, and Will Root with 86.
Warwickshire’s reply was halted early, Luke Wood celebrating his call up to England’s Under 19 side with two quick wicket, having opener Tom Lewis caught in the slips before trapping Laurie Evans LBW. Captain Coleman then edged to keeper Tom Keast to give Ben Kitt his first wicket, the hosts 55-3.
The home side reached lunch with no further loss, Basit Zaman and Ateeq Javid seeing Warwickshire through to 88-3.
Luke Wood took two more after the break, offering Keast a pair of catches behind the stumps. First Javid departed for 47, before Zaman followed him, Warwickshire on 128-5, still 357 behind Nottinghamshire’s mammoth total.
Paul Best joined Tom Milnes, who went on to reach 50 before Best fell foul of a run out at the non-striker’s end, a straight drive deflected by Ben Kitt.
Milnes continued alongside keeper Pete McKay, albeit briefly, the new man trapped LBW by Sam Wood for eight. Milnes went on to make 84 before becoming Sam Wood’s second scalp, caught by James Franklin at slip. At 227-8 Brinder Thagura and Arron Thomason looked to inch Warwickshire closer to the follow-on target, but the latter skied a ball from Jake Ball without scoring, Keast making no mistake. Recordo Gordon was then bowled by Sam Wood in the 80th over, Warwickshire 252 all out. Luke Wood finished with 4-53 from 17 overs, and Sam Wood ended with 3-18 off ten.
Still with a lead of 233, Nottinghamshire enforced the follow-on and two balls into the final session of the day Jake Ball had Tom Lewis caught by Adam Tillcock at midwicket with no runs scored.
Laurie Evans joined Freddie Coleman, before Luke Wood trapped the captain for 11, Warwickshire 16-2. Jake Ball then picked up his second of the day, Evans nudging behind to Keast for three. At 22-3 Warwickshire looked in serious trouble, before Ateeq Javid and Basit Zaman added 34 for the fourth. James Franklin then claimed his first wicket for Nottinghamshire, bringing an excellent catch out of Will Root to dismiss Basit Zaman.
Tom Milnes joined Javid, the pair seeing Warwickshire through to 104-4 at stumps, still trailing by 129.