Warwickshire 291 v Nottinghamshire 131 & 106/2 (Friendly)
30.03.21 – 31.03.21 (match played over 2 days)
It was very much a game of two days as the home side well up on day one, were pegged back by a spirited performance from Notts on day two for a share of the spoils in the Birmingham sun.
Nottinghamshire went into bat on Tuesday morning, confident from a high run return against Oxford University last week but a step up in opposition was soon notable as quick wickets tore into the visiting team after a decent start without loss for 30.
Slater first to go in the tenth over for 4 off the bowling of Bresnan with Notts 32/1, the tumble then followed as Hameed went for 23 and almost immediately after, Clarke for a duck, Notts 36/3.
Ben Duckett provided hope before he was caught and bowled by Briggs for 24 with Notts capitulating further, falling from 59/3 to 87/8 as the middle order collapsed in less than twenty overs.
The tailenders managed to get Notts up to 131 before the last wicket of Luke Fletcher fell. Warwickshire would have a decent start in response, their first wicket coming after an opening partnership of 60, Rhodes caught Hameed bowled Fletcher after a tough first 16 overs for Notts. Warwickshire ending the first day on 93/1 with Yates 55 not out.
Further runs came the following morning on day two before Lamb was run out for 40 with Warwickshire just five runs short of Notts target, by the time Yates had gone for 87, the hosts were 157/3 and well in control.
Notts however fought back with quick wickets as Hose and Hain went with Warwickshire falling to 180/5 and as the ship was steered back towards the favour of the home side, a fifty partnership between Miles and Bresnan took things steadily away from Notts before a fantastic fight back from young Sunderland born bowler Liam Patterson-White who ripped through the back end of the West Midlander’s with 5/51 in just 10.5 overs.
First to go was Miles on 11 with Warwickshire 232/6 before Bresnan followed for 65, Paterson-White then bowled Brookes, Norwell and Kelly in the space of four balls to wrap up a superb five for, and the Warwickshire innings at 291.
In return Nottinghamshire were much better with the bat than they were in the first innings. Slater & Hameed partnering for the half century before Slater was bowled Miles for 27, Hameed in fine form reaching 56 alongside Duckett 11 not out, Hameed run out on the last ball of the day with Notts reaching 106.2.
*Main image @TrentBridge a superb spell by Liam Patterson-White the highlight for Notts.