County Championship: England prospect Dominic Sibley hits ton for Warwickshire at Nottinghamshire

Warwickshire's Dom Sibley
Warwickshire batsman Dom Sibley scored his fourth century of the Championship season
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day two):
Nottinghamshire 498: Mullaney 179, Clarke 125, Coughlin 49; Brookes 3-131
Warwickshire: 264-2: Sibley 115*, Hain 67*
Warwickshire (4 pts) trail Nottinghamshire (5 pts) by 234 runs

England prospect Dom Sibley scored a century as Warwickshire's batsmen hit back against Nottinghamshire.

Relegated Notts resumed in a strong position on 425-6 and led by Paul Coughlin (49), they posted 498 all out.

In front of England selector James Taylor, Sibley put on 77 for the first wicket with Will Rhodes (36), who was trapped leg before by Coughlin.

Warwickshire closed 234 runs behind on 264-2 with Sibley unbeaten on 115, alongside Sam Hain (67 not out).

The pair have so far put on 143 for the third wicket after coming together with the Bears on 121-2.

Sibley, who has scored over 1,000 Championship runs this season, has been flawless, so far hitting 17 fours in his 230-ball knock, spending nearly five hours at crease.

His century, which came off 198 deliveries, is his seventh in 15 Championship matches over the last 12 months.

Earlier, Notts began the morning very much in control after centuries for Steven Mullaney and Joe Clarke on day one.

Ravi Ashwin (38) added only nine to his overnight score, before becoming the first wicket of the day as he was caught behind by Michael Burgess off Henry Brookes (3-131).

Zak Chappell (20), who made double figures for the county for the first time, hit four boundaries but was last man out to George Garrett (2-72).

The domination with the bat continued when Warwickshire got their innings under way, although they found scoring slightly harder to come by after Notts had scored at more than four runs per over.

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Paul Coughlin:

"It's disappointing not to get the half-century but whether it's 49 or 51, it doesn't make that much difference in terms of the game situation.

"Obviously I'd have liked a high score but worse things have happened.

"There's a flat deck out there and some good batters but it's what you expect at this level. It's going to be hard work but there's the odd ball that is starting to keep low or is bouncing."

Warwickshire batsman Dom Sibley:

"I was disciplined at the start and tried to negotiate the new ball. Fletcher is a top-class bowler and I thought (Jack) Blatherwick bowled with some good pace as well.

"It was just nice to get over the line and grind it out. There's a short corner and a quick outfield, so you do get full value for your shots here and even to the long boundary it has been quick.

"I've only just been told that James Taylor was here watching but it's something I try not to think about too much. Regardless of what happens in the winter I'll just keep working hard and keeping fit. We'll see what happens but I'm not thinking too far ahead."

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