Peter Moores was delighted with the Nottinghamshire victory over Essex at Chelmsford and the manner in which it was achieved.

“It’s been an outstanding four days for us,” said the Head Coach.

“We’ve gone back to the consistency we showed in the match against Hampshire, when we won that game.

“The exciting thing this week has been how the young players have really stepped up and got us over the line in great fashion.”

Moores emphasised that there had been a clear goal to begin the match well.

“The message to everyone from the start of the game was that it seems like we always have to be knocked down before we come back with something, so we wanted to get in first this time.

"Can we make a statement at the start of the game, be it with bat or ball? I think we did that.

“The way Ross Taylor played in that first innings was crucial but he had a good partnership with Billy Root.

"There was steel there, it was tough at that time but they got stuck in and built the partnerships and the other players then came in and enabled us to build a score that was above par and then the bowlers backed it up brilliantly.”

Deserved praise went to the hitting power of Tom Moores, who made 87, whilst batting with a runner.

“It’s an innings he’ll remember for a long time. The first thing to remember is how much pressure we were under straight after lunch.

“Luke Fletcher showed what he is made of, with the bat, and settled the ship. But Tom came in and there was some unbelievable striking of a cricket ball and the presence of mind – along with Harry Gurney holding an end up – and the runs they put on were significant.

“It gave us all the momentum going into bowl and set the session up lovely. Then the two opening bowlers picked up those three early wickets and it killed the game.

“Matt Milnes bowled beautifully. You want people to come into the side when they are in form.

"He’s been around the side for a lot of the season without getting a chance but he came in at Taunton.

"You just want to get through that first one, as you’re a bit nervous. He said he was looking forward to this game to show what he’d got and he certainly did that.

“Getting Alastair Cook out was a huge moment for any young bowler, such is the measure in which he’s held within the game but he didn’t let any of the batsmen off at any stage all game.”

Moores admitted that preparation for Monday’s match against Worcestershire is already underway.

“Looking ahead, we’ll have the bowlers in on Sunday for a massage and the injured will be assessed.

“Tom’s (Tom Moores) been icing the ankle injury to get the swelling down and we’re hoping he is going to be ok.”

There may even be an opportunity for the Trent Bridge faithful to witness the return of Stuart Broad in a Notts shirt.

“Stuart’s chomping at the bit. He’s great to have around the squad. He’s been here all game, doing his stuff and prepping up ready to go.

"He’s fully fit and wants to have a game. He’s had three weeks off and he wants a bowl, because there’s no more championship cricket for a while after this next one.

“He wants to check all is going well and this seems like a great opportunity to do that.”


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