Warwickshire coast to victory over Nottinghamshire
|LV County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge|
|Warwickshire 376 & 60-1 beat Nottinghamshire 117 & 318 by nine wickets|
|Warwicks 23pts, Notts 3pts|
Warwickshire eased to their fourth County Championship victory of the season at Trent Bridge, beating Nottinghamshire by nine wickets.
Resuming on 60-4, 199 behind, Notts saw a 174-run fifth-wicket stand between Paul Franks (96) and Adam Voges (74).
Andre Adams hit four sixes in a 35-ball 51 before falling to Darren Maddy (3-74) as the hosts were all out for 318.
The visitors then raced to their victory target on 60-1, for the loss of only Varun Chopra.
England batsman Ian Bell, who hit 139 in the first innings, was unbeaten on 33 from 16 balls, while William Porterfield was 11 not out.
The crushing victory sees Warwickshire temporarily replace Notts at the top of the Division One table.
The men from Trent Bridge fell to their second heavy defeat in a row, following last week's nine-wicket loss at Sussex.
Things had begun brightly for Mick Newell's men as Franks and Voges added 123 in the morning session without offering a chance.
But, shortly after lunch, a spectacular slip catch from Chopra accounted for Voges.
Chris Read was next to go for 15, lbw to a full ball from Naqaash Tahir (2-79) before Franks fell four short of a first Championship century since April 2005 when he was caught behind by Tim Ambrose off Maddy.
The same man got rid of Graeme Swann for 16 in his next over when the England spinner played down the wrong line.
Adams and Stuart Broad (26) put on 54 for the ninth wicket but the latter, after hitting two fours and a six, skied a catch to Ambrose off Rikki Clarke (2-35).
Notts passed 300 thanks to an explosive and entertaining innings from Adams but, after four fours and four sixes, including one onto the roof of the Fox Road Stand, the former New Zealand international was fooled by a slower ball from Clarke.
Warwickshire had a minimum of 32 overs on the third day from which to reach their target but only needed eight.
Bell hit four consecutive boundaries off Charlie Shreck before Porterfield sealed the match with a driven four off Steven Mullaney.