A composed innings of 69 from Captain Jake Libby helped Nottinghamshire’s Second XI complete a six-wicket victory at the War Memorial Ground.

The visitors found stout resistance from Ryan Gibson, who hit 145 not out, but eventually bowled out their hosts in their second innings for 374.

That left Notts needing to chase down 163 to win, which they did thanks largely to Libby and Soloman Budinger, who weighed in with 36.

Worcestershire resumed the final day on 268-6, a lead of 56 runs, and Notts took the new ball straight away.

Mark Footitt capitalised by quickly bowling Dan Richardson for 5 before Gibson completed his century from 160 balls, with 12 fours.

Liam Patterson-White trapped Tristan Blackledge (4) lbw, but Steve Magoffin (17) held up Notts before he chased a ball down the leg-side and he was caught at deep fine leg by Chris Gibson off Kamau Leverock.

Last man Sam Flavell went for a duck as he edged Leverock to keeper Tom Keast. Lyndon James returned the best figures of 3-61 from 21 overs.

Notts replied by putting on 54 for the first wicket before Chris Gibson (17) edged a catch to keeper Flavell off the bowling of Magoffin.

Budinger (36) joined Libby and helped take the score to exactly 100 before he was bowled by George Rhodes.

Libby would have hoped to carry Notts through to victory, but his 72-ball stay came to an end when he had to watch as the ball spun off his bat onto the wicket, meaning he was bowled by Richardson.

Saad Ashraf (14) was adjudged lbw to Richardson but Patterson-White (19 not out) and James (9 not out) ensured there were no further issues as Notts claimed a maximum 24 points.


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