Sol Budinger blazed his way to 118 from 118 balls as Nottinghamshire’s Second XI reached 395/7 in reply to Leicestershire’s 395 all out on day two at Lady Bay.

Batting at three, the expansive left-hander was remorseless with any short-pitched bowling delivered by his opponents, his brutality off the back foot key in taking him to three figures.

Budinger, who also unfurled a handful of drives down the ground in the course of his innings, found admirable support in the form of his captain, Peter Trego.



The duo compiled 127 for the third wicket before Trego was removed for a well-made 52 that itself included ten boundaries.

Budinger himself would follow, shortly after the departures of Calvin Harrison and Dane Schadendorf, but Matthew Carter and Kashif Ali were able to forge another fruitful partnership.

Carter’s half-century included a succession of languid strokes which found the ropes, while Ali finished the day unbeaten on 85 from 141 balls – an innings which mixed patience with a dash of expansiveness.

Ali will resume at 11am on day three in the company of Toby Pettman, who reached 23* at stumps.

View the full scorecard, and follow the action from day three, here.


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