Ben Slater hit 95 as Nottinghamshire’s Second XI were bowled out on the first day of their four-day clash with Warwickshire at Lady Bay.

The opener marked his 28th birthday with a redoubtable innings, facing 205 balls and hitting thirteen boundaries as the hosts were dismissed for 204.

Slater anchored much of the Notts innings as wickets fell at regular intervals, with only fellow opener Chris Gibson and skipper Lyndon James (31) joining the right-hander in making it past 15.

Slater and Gibson shared a half-century stand for the first wicket, but it would prove the biggest partnership of the innings as Craig Miles removed the 20-year-old for 30.

Miles would finish with 2-23, with Jacob Lintott the pick of the Warwickshire bowlers, taking 5-51 as Notts were bowled out inside 82 overs.

There was still time remaining in the day for Warwickshire to make a composed start to their reply.

Paul Coughlin opened the bowling for the home side, sending down five overs for 12 runs as Robert Yates and Alex Oxley proceeded to 30-0 at stumps.


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