Nottinghamshire suffered defeat to Leicestershire by 156 runs in the opening Second XI Championship fixture of the season at Lady Bay.

Leicestershire added 79 runs to their overnight score eventually declaring on 250-7 setting the hosts a target of 414 to win.

Matt Milnes was the pick of the bowlers as he took three wickets for 67 runs during the second innings leaving him with overall figures of 6-122.     

Opening pair Chris Gibson and Tom Keast scored 58 and 35 respectively but Notts’ batting line up struggled to chase down the sizeable total. Billy Root (32) was the only other batsmen to score over 30.   

Callum Parkinson received the man of the match award as the left arm spinner finished with 6 wickets for just 40 runs over both innings. 

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