Luke Fletcher has spoken of how the dynamic amongst Nottinghamshire’s seam bowling battery helped the side to a three-day thrashing of Somerset in Taunton. 

“I thought as a unit we bowled really well,” said Fletcher. “The good thing about this team is that everyone wants everyone to do well.

“Individually, we all have our accolades that we’re aiming for, but when it comes down to it, as a team we just want to take the 20 wickets and get the job done."

Notts certainly had no trouble getting the job done in the West Country, as the hosts were dismissed for 107 and 180 in their two innings to hand Notts a crushing innings-and-160-run win.

Fletcher took seven wickets across the game, including four for 21 in the first innings, and passed the milestone of 50 red-ball scalps this season.

“It’s a landmark that has been hovering over me for a while now,” he smiled.

“It’s a benchmark for any bowler in the four-day season, so it’s really nice that I’ve been able to get there.

“I really thought there was an opportunity for a five-for in the first innings, but it’s a mark of how strong the team spirit is that ultimately I was just happy we could bowl them out.”

Fellow seamers Dane Paterson and Brett Hutton were also on the money as Somerset were skittled twice, and Fletcher praised the ability of all members of the bowling attack to work in tandem with one another.

“Being relentless is what has been our main threat this season. Building pressure from both ends is what’s brought us the wickets,” he said. 

“Brett, Dane, and I, alongside all the bowlers who have come into the side, know our roles, and we’ll just aim to continue working hard as a unit.”

Notts have three more red-ball games to tackle this season as their quest for County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy glory continues, and Fletcher is confident in the Green and Golds' methods ahead of the run-in.

“Today, we just looked at the way we’ve been going about every game, and we know we’re in good form," he said.

“We don’t put any pressure on ourselves. We just go about every single game in the way that we have done all season, and that’s what we’ll aim to do in the next few games as well.”


Nottinghamshire continue their quest for red-ball glory at home to Lancashire, from 10.30am on Sunday 5 September.

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