Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire: Carter haul shocks champions

Andy Carter
County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge
Close, day one: Nottinghamshire 155, Warwickshire 139-6
Notts 2pts, Warwicks 3pts
Match scorecard

Sixteen wickets fell on the opening day of Nottinghamshire's match with

The hosts slumped to 92-7 at lunch with Sam Kelsall, 19, falling for a third-ball duck on his first-class debut.

Notts, who have not won a Championship game since the were bowled out for 155 as Paul Franks top-scored with 44 and Chris Wright took 4-28.

Andy Carter (3-35) then took 3-0 in 14 balls as Warwickshire stuttered to 139-6 at close, 16 behind.

Ian Blackwell (28 not out) and Rikki Clarke (21 not out) have added 49 for the sixth wicket - the highest partnership of the match so far.

Ben Phillips finished the day with 2-42, while Darren Maddy (41) top-scored for Warwickshire.


BBC WM's Mike Taylor:

"Perhaps not the most intense day of cricket this season but still enjoyable. Bright and breezy stuff to match the weather.

"The bowlers on both sides ran in and the batsmen went for their shots, frequently hastening their downfall on a pitch that wasn't obviously to blame.

"The half-century stand to finish the day between Rikki Clarke and Ian Blackwell - not without risk - puts Warwickshire marginally in front, and a 50-75 run lead tomorrow is well within their compass."

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