|Bob Willis Trophy, Fischer County Ground (day one):|
|Leicestershire 222: Taylor 57, Mike 51*; Trego 3-46|
|Nottinghamshire 48-0: Hameed 34*|
|Notts 3pts, Leics 1pt|
Tom Taylor and Ben Mike scored half of-centuries to succor Leicestershire collect neatly from 54-5 to place 222 on the well-known day of their Bob Willis Trophy match in opposition to Nottinghamshire at the Fischer County Ground.
Taylor made 57 whereas fellow all-rounder Mike accomplished unbeaten on 51 sooner than Nottinghamshire openers Haseeb Hameed (34 not out) and Ben Slater (12 not out) effect apart on an unbroken stand price 48 in response.
A greenish pitch, heavy cloud and a solid wind intended it was as soon as a correct toss for Steven Mullaney to rob, and the Nottinghamshire skipper effect apart the home team in to bat.
The ball swung and seamed from the start up, and though Foxes opener Sam Evans had an early reprieve when he was as soon as badly dropped at second stride by Mullaney in Zak Chappell’s first over, he did not closing powerful longer, flicking indeterminately at a offer from Peter Trego (3-46) to provide Lyndon James catching apply at third stride.
Harry Dearden moreover left the topic berating himself after clipping a Trego inswinger into the leg facet and seeing Samit Patel take a low resolve at mid-wicket, reducing the home facet to 15-2.
In-kind Leicestershire captain Colin Ackermann had scored most effective four when he obtained a offer from Trego that pitched in line and swung sharply away to take the brink, Mullaney making up for his earlier run over by maintaining the resolve within the slips.
Opener Hassan Azad had moreover made stunning four off 40 balls when he sliced an attempted drive at James and Slater held the resolve at backward point.
Chappell picked up the well-known wicket after lunch, bowling a beautiful offer which straightened to nip the brink of George Rhodes’ bat, presenting wicketkeeper Tom Moores with a easy resolve.
That left the Foxes on 54-5, nonetheless Taylor joined Harry Swindells in wresting the initiative attend from the bowling facet.
Taylor was as soon as lucky to be dropped on six at mid-off off Chappell, and twice got here end to being speed out on 47, nonetheless hit six fours and a strong straight six in reaching his half of-century off stunning 60 balls.
A partnership of 81 was as soon as broken when left-arm spinner Samit Patel discovered sufficient turn to lure Swindells lbw for 33, and most effective two extra runs had been added when Taylor ran out of success, cutting left-arm seamer Tom Barber high to Chappell at third man.
Mike performed superbly, nonetheless, and discovered correct strengthen from James Weighell, on debut on mortgage from Durham. Mike too hit six fours and went to his 50 by hooking Barber for a powerful six over prolonged leg, the ball disappearing out of the ground.
Leicestershire need to dangle picked up not decrease than one wicket of their dangle sooner than the end, nonetheless Rhodes effect apart Slater down, a two-handed chest-high likelihood at third stride, when the left-hander was as soon as on three.
Hameed performed fluently in going to 34 as Notts accomplished the day trailing by 174.
Match file supplied by PA Media.