An unbeaten 76 from all-rounder Connor Marshall couldn’t prevent Nottinghamshire’s Second XI falling to a nine-wicket defeat in a friendly against Lancashire at Old Trafford. 

Spinner Matt Parkinson tore through the Notts batting order returning figures of 5-48 from 21 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 176 in their second innings. 

That set Lancashire a target of just 33 for victory, which they achieved with only Jack Blatherwick taking a wicket for Notts. 

The home side resumed the second day on 163-6 with Tom Bailey and Danny Lamb taking them past the 200 mark. 

Jordan Cook broke the partnership to take his second wicket of the game before Matt Carter dismissed Lamb for 47. 

Left-arm spinner Callum Patterson-White took the final two Lancashire wickets to fall, removing Liam Hurt (19) and Matt Parkinson (22) to bring their innings to a close on 273. 

Each Notts bowler took two wickets each, with Matt Milnes and Lyndon James taking the remaining scalps. 

Trailing by 147, wickets fell consistently throughout the innings with only Marshall finding a foothold in the game. 

Opener Lyndon James scored 23 whilst Joey Evison also made 21, but they were the only other two batsman to reach 20 as Notts struggled to face an experienced Lancashire bowling attack that also included Jimmy Anderson, who took two wickets in the second innings. 

The seconds are next in action tomorrow (Wednesday August 18) against Yorkshire in a Second XI T20 fixture at Worksop College.


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