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Match report day 2: Notts v Lancs in Championship 2003
by Neil Adams


Scorecard:Nottinghamshire v Lancashire

Summary for Day 2

Greg Smith removed Lancashire's top five batsmen with an excellent spell of swing bowling on the second day of this encounter with Nottinghamshire. The hosts were dismissed shortly before tea for just 219. At the same time, Sussex reached their target of 6 bonus points in their match against Leicestershire to secure the championship. Batting under a grey sky throughout the course of the day, Lancashire' s batsmen failed to combat the moving ball and wickets fell at regular intervals. Jason Gallian decided not to enforce the follow-on after the tea interval and the hosts closed on 16 for 1 - a lead of 173. Lancashire must now focus on finishing in second place and attaining the 50,000 prize

 

Bowling Performance of the Day

Greg Smith finished with 5 for 61 from 20 overs - his 5 victims were - Chilton 7, Sutcliffe 37, Loye 9, Law 51 and Hooper 11

 

Batting Performance of the Day

Stuart Law scored 51 runs to take his seasons total to 1817. He requires just 17 runs in Lancashire's second innings to surpass his previous highest score of 1833 in 1999 (Essex). Law would dearly love to score 183 runs to reach 2000 for the season. However, on a deteriorating wicket, the later figure would seem unlikely. Law was eventually caught by Bicknell on the deep square leg boundary. Kyle Hogg batting at number 6, scored 46 runs before being 7th man out

 

Fielding Performance of the Day

Nottinghamshire's ground fielding was generally neat and tidy. Andrew Harris dropped Stuart Law at mid-on with just 8 runs to the Australian's name. Paul Franks the bowler, was not very impressed

 

Highlights of the Day

  • Law's fifty
  • The partnership of 73 between Sutcliffe and Law

 

Lowlights of the Day

  • Losing 10 wickets in under 65 overs
  • Failing to gain maximum batting points to mathematically stay in touch with Sussex
  • Chilton offering no shot - again.
  • Sutcliffe's first ball dismissal after the lunch interval

 

Discussion Point of the Day

Carl Hooper received a nasty blow to the head with the first delivery which he faced

 

Key Notes of the Day

  • Chilton bowled Smith 7 - 8 for 1 in the 5th over - Sutcliffe 1*
  • Loye lbw bowled Smith 9 - 36 for 2 - Sutcliffe 15
  • Law 8 dropped by Harris (Mid-on) - 45 for 2 - Sutcliffe 18*
  • 100 for 2 - Law 38* Sutcliffe 37*
  • Lunch - 106 for 2 - Law 44* Sutcliffe 37*
  • Sutcliffe caught Read bowled Smith 37 - Law 47*
  • 50 Law from 79 balls (10 x 4) in the 41st over - Hooper 4*
  • Hooper lbw bowled Smith 11 - 147 for 5
  • 150 for 5 in the 51st over - Chapple 6* Hogg 20*
  • Chapple caught Patel bowled Harris 25 - 186 for 6 - Hogg 33*
  • Hogg 37 nearly run out - 190 for 6
  • 200 for 6 in the 59th over - Hogg 42* Hegg 4*
  • Hogg caught Shafayat bowled MacGill 46 - 211 for 7 in the 63rd over - Hegg 11*
  • Hegg lbw bowled Franks 11 - 211 for 8 in the 64th over - Martin 0*
  • Martin caught Read bowled Franks 4 - 216 for 9 in the 66th over - Keedy 1*
  • Wood lbw bowled MacGill 3 - 219 all out in the 67th over - Keedy 1*
  • Lancashire trail by 157 runs at 3.30pm - tea taken early
  • Nottinghamshire decide not to enforce the follow-on
  • Bicknell 0 dropped by Wood at mid-on - 0 for 0 in the first over - Gallian 0*
  • Gallian lbw bowled Chapple 2 - 8 for 1 - Bicknell 6*
  • Bad light stop play at 4.20pm - 16 for 1 in the 6th over - Bicknell 11* Read 2*
  • Play abandoned at 5.30pm
  • Nottinghamshire 7 points, Lancashire 4 points

 


(Article: Copyright © 2004 Neil Adams http://www.cricketimages.co.uk/adams-report/intro.html)



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