Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire - County Championship Division One - Day 1 – Live Score and Update
Nottinghamshire 243 v Worcestershire 5/0 (5.0 ov) - Worcestershire trail by 238 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the 1st innings
On the first day of the County Championship Division One four-day match between Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire are trailing by 238 runs without losing a wicket in response to the first innings total of 243 runs hammered by Nottinghamshire on Thursday, April 26, at County Ground, New Road, Worcester.
After winning the toss, hosts Worcestershire chose to give their bowlers a go at the Notts in order to restrict them on a small total by the end of the first innings.
However, they were in for a surprise as the batting side got off to a flying start, thanks to openers Alex Hales and Neil Edwards, who smashed a belligerent opening stand of 70 runs before the latter lost his wicket after scoring an innings of 23 runs.
Then with 82 runs on the board, the side suffered the loss of their second wicket when Hales also faltered after hammering a knock of 49 runs off 84 deliveries.
However, with star batsman Michael Lumb on the crease, Nottinghamshire supporters were confident of their team’s domination in the match, but today was not Lumb’s day as the batsman fell on 17 runs, failing to amass a big innings.
Then with 137 runs on the board, the Notts suffered the demise of their fourth wicket with Patel perishing on a knock of 26.
James Taylor and skipper Chris Read were a daunting force in the middle, as they stood defiant against the fielding side and ripped apart the bowling attack by crafting extraordinary shots.
Taylor contributed 38 while Read bolstered 34 runs as the two played a vital role in helping their side amass a decent total on the board to give Worcestershire a run for their money on the first day.
However, Worcestershire were equally impressive in the field as the bowlers and the fielders worked together to prevent the batting side from getting away with things.
RA Jones was the best bowler from Worcestershire, with four wickets to his name, while A Kapil was just behind him with three wickets in his bag.
Worcestershire then had only five overs of play, where they prevented the demise of any wicket and hammered five runs on the board.