Honours Even At Trent Bridge

Lancashire 173 & 200/1 v Nottinghamshire 472 (Bob Willis Trophy North Group)

*Match drawn

15.08.20 – 18.08.20 (match played over 4 days)

In a home match for Lancashire played at Trent Bridge the two teams in action shared the spoils over three out of four days at least after Sunday became a wettened wipe out that was abandoned without a ball being played.

On Saturday Nottinghamshire ramped up an impressive tally at 268/2 with Ben Slater and Ben Duckett both hitting centuries and under an hour after Monday tea the side were 472 all out with a chance to have a bowl at Lancashire under overcast skies with swing in the air.

Slater eventually hitting 142 and his second century of the season (his first was scored whilst on loan at Leicestershire) whilst Duckett hit 116 with Joe Clarke and Steven Mullaney also providing healthy knocks in surpassing the fifty marks.

During the final session of the day yesterday evening Notts went to work on dismantling the Lancashire batting line up and in Zak Chappell they have a bowler on form and on target as he took the early wicket of Keaton Jennings for just 10.

Bohannon followed thanks to Trego and wicket-keeper Moores combining before Chappell caught and bowled the Lancashire opener Davies with the score at 37/3.

Livingstone was next shortly after, bowled by ex-Lancastrian Steven Mullaney but the Red Roses fought back with Vilas and Croft seeing the side into three figures.

Chappell worked his magic to take his third wicket before Balderson went off Trego and by dusk Lancashire were 129/6 with it all to do.

The morning session of the final day went the way of Notts too as Tom Barber took Croft for 59 before ex-Notts all-rounder Luke Wood went for six. Bailey lasted just two balls as Barber took his third of the match whilst Trego shortly after saw off tail ender Hurt for one. Lancashire ending their innings 173 all out with Notts enforcing the follow on.

A new start however gave Lancashire a new lease of life and a splendid opening partnership by Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies saw the North Westerners into tea at 86 without loss and as the rain came down with Lancashire 120/0 and roughly an hour or so left to play the two captains shook hands on an amicable draw saved by the home team (despite them playing away) and their opening partnership with Jennings 37 & Davies 69 both not out.

*Main image @TrentBridge Ben Slater celebrates his ton during a fantastic innings.

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