Lyndon James and Liam Patterson-White struck swashbuckling centuries as the Academy romped to a nine-wicket victory against Warwickshire Under 19s.
James (124*) and Patterson-White (141) made light work of the 281 set for victory, after two wickets for Nick Kimber, Jordan Cook and Chris Gibson had restricted the visitors to 280-9 earlier in the day.
Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Warwickshire initially got off to a flier, the first wicket stand realising 101 inside 18 overs.
Patterson-White didn’t have to wait until the Academy batted to stamp his mark, the all-rounder taking the first wicket on his way to tidy figures of 1-33 from his ten.
Regular wickets stifled any momentum the visitors could muster, with the next highest partnership of 52 coming for the second wicket.
Ben Chapman-Lilley (76), Alex Oxley (44) and Awais Mohammed (47) were the only batsman to pass 40, but a number of cameos throughout the order lifted Warwickshire to a respectable 280-9 from their 50 overs.
James and Patterson-White made the total look anything but respectable when they took their turn at the crease, taking it in turns to pummel the visiting attack.
Between them they amassed 154 runs in boundaries and at one point looked like they were going to chase the total down without loss.
However, just four runs short of the victory target Patterson-White’s innings was ended courtesy of a great diving catch by Roshan Balaji off the bowling of Logan Hughes.
Joey Evison joined James for the final knockings, with the latter hitting the winning runs off the second ball of the 42nd over to seal a resounding nine-wicket victory for Nottinghamshire.
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