Nottinghamshire welcome Yorkshire to Trent Bridge from 8-11 August for their second match in the Bob Willis Trophy.
Read on for everything you need to know about the encounter, including:
- How to follow the action
- Team news
- Hours of play
- Bob Willis Trophy playing conditions
- Head to Head
- Weather forecast
How to follow the action
We hope you'll agree that our live stream – available at trentbridge.co.uk/live – has got you covered for the 2020 campaign.
You'll be able to enjoy the exploits of the Green and Golds with our multi-camera ball-tracking setup, while action replays, in-game statistics and live reaction will take you to the heart of the action.
Take a look at what to expect here...
Nottinghamshire have named a 12-man squad for the fixture, with Zak Chappell and Matthew Carter in contention for their first appearances of the season. Joey Evison and Luke Fletcher are absent through injury.
Meanwhile, Peter Trego has struck a bullish tone as he looks for Notts to put in an assertive performance this week. Watch here...
Hours of Play
Play is due to commence at 11am, but you can follow the build-up live at trentbridge.co.uk/live from 10.45am.
Lunch is scheduled for 1pm, with the afternoon session to commence at 1.40pm.
Tea is set to be taken at 3.40pm (or when 32 overs remain in the day, whichever is later), before a two-hour final session from 4pm.
The Bob Willis Trophy
All 18 First-Class counties are competing in a unique red-ball competition this summer.
The Bob Willis Trophy, a separate competition to the County Championship, is being played in three regional groups, with Notts facing Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Durham.
The two group winners with the most points will progress to a five-day final to determine the overall winner.
A number of tweaks have been made to the playing conditions which are usually in place for the County Championship, to accommodate circumstances relating to COVID-19:
- A day's play will consist of a minumum of 90 overs - down from 96.
- Each county’s first innings of a match can last no longer than 120 overs
- The follow-on will increase from 150 to 200 runs
- The new ball will be available after 90 overs rather than 80 overs
- Points awarded for a draw will increase from five (as in the County Championship) to eight points. All other points scoring will remain the same as in the County Championship. The change in points awarded for a draw is to help mitigate against the impact of weather during a shortened competition.
Read more on the playing conditions for the Bob Willis Trophy here.
Head to Head
In First-Class cricket there have been 265 meetings between the two counties, with Yorkshire leading the way with 94 victories to Notts’ 48. There have been a further 118 draws and another five matches were abandoned.
It was a feat which was far from the first significant batting landmark seen in matches between the sides.
In 1990, centuries from Paul Johnson and Chris Broad saw Notts complete the sixth-highest run-chase in their history, overhauling a target of 351 in 87.3 overs on the final day in Scarborough.
If you’d like to score along with the action whilst watching from home, our scorecard makes a useful starting point. Download it here.