Connor Marshall excelled with both bat and ball to inspire Notts Academy to a 67-run victory over Warwickshire at Lady Bay.

As the hosts won the toss and batted first, the all-rounder first top scored with 77 in his side’s 269-8 off 50 overs.

He also starred with the ball as his leg-spin claimed 4-38 in Warwickshire’s 202 all out as the hosts won by 67 runs.

Notts won the toss and elected to bat first, but were reduced to 44-4, despite Tim Wyatt’s knock of 21.

Tom Keast joined Marshall and they posted the fifty partnership from 72 balls as well as the hundred before the former was caught on the mid-wicket boundary by James Sookias off Anis Raza’s bowling, making it 102-5.

Marshall completed his fifty from 89 balls while new partner Joey Evison soon raced to his own half century, from 51 balls, with one four and one six.

Evison was eventually caught for 67 by Khayam Khan at short third man off the bowling of Adam Hines, while Marshall was bowled Ethan Brookes after the Academy had moved on to 220-7.

Liam Patterson-White scored freely during the closing stages of the Academy innings to end on 33 as Matt Davison finished with 3-47 off 10 overs for Warwickshire.

In reply, the visiting side posted a half-century stand for the opening wicket before Patterson-White bowled Shoaib Akhtar for 11.

William Rigg completed his fifty (59 balls, six fours, one six) but from his next ball he drove straight back to Patterson-White, and was caught and bowled with the score on 90-3.

After drinks, Harry Johnson (19) fell to a catch at third man by Callum Metcalf off Nick Kimber’s bowling, while James Sookias (28) was stumped by keeper Keast, with Marshall the beneficiary.

Jaskaran Bharaj remained defiant, unbeaten on 38, but he ran out of partners as Marshall and fellow spinner Patterson-White 3-40 finished with excellent figures.  


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