A century from Soloman Budinger handed Nottinghamshire’s Second XI the advantage on the first day of their Second Eleven Championship encounter with Lancashire at Liverpool. 

After being put into bat by the home side, Notts lost two early wickets as Chris Gibson and Savin Perera both fell for 4. 

However, that brought Budinger to the crease and his knock of 109 came from just 85 balls and included 14 fours and four sixes.

The Zimbabwean put on a third wicket stand of 172 with opener Lyndon James, who also made 78, but wickets then fell consistently with Notts finishing the day on 382-9. 

Liam Patterson-White dug in to continue his rich vain of form by finishing unbeaten on 67* after being at the crease for nearly three and a half hours. 

The wickets were shared around the Lancashire bowlers with Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Danny Lamb and Jack Morley taking two wickets each. 

Chris Sanders took the other wicket to fall but Notts will be happy with the work of their batsman on the opening day of the contest.


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