Ben Compton and Kashif Ali each notched three figures on their way to a huge 200-plus partnership, as Notts declared on 321-6 on the first day of their Second XI friendly against Northamptonshire. 

The visitors won the toss at Campbell Park and put themselves into to bat first, but wouldn’t have been too pleased when Gareth Macaskill (2) fell victim to Ben Glover as he was caught at gully by Emilio Gay to leave them 12-1. 

The wickets of Chris Gibson (10) and Lyndon James (2), nicking into Tom Keast’s gloves and caught at gully respectively, closely followed as Notts were left reeling on 17-3. 

Ben Martindale joined Compton in the middle, and looked to have finally steadied the ship but Northamptonshire pegged the away side back once again when Martindale was sent packing after being clean bowled in the 18th over by Ben Bhabra.

Notts added just the 12 more runs for the 5th wicket before Lysaught (8) was caught behind to leave themselves 61-5 and on course for a below-par score before Matt Carter walked to the middle. 

A fifty partnership between Compton and Carter (25) put the breaks on the Northants dominance before they found yet another breakthrough when Keast collected his third catch of the day behind the stumps. 

With the score at 113-6, Kashif Ali (100*) and Ben Compton (134*) thrashed 25 boundaries on their way to a mammoth partnership of 208 runs as Northants failed to claim another wicket throughout the day.

Notts allow Ali to reach his century before declaring on 321-6. 

The away side held onto initiative when Lyndon James claimed the wicket of Emilio Gay when he edged into the palms of Chris Gibson at third slip without scoring.

Northants finished day one on 26-1, trailing by 295 runs heading into the second day.


There are two further opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next opportunity coming as part of a double-header on Sunday 25 August. The Outlaws' clash against Yorkshire Vikings will be preceded by Loughborough Lightning v Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League.

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