Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire: Woakes & Wright hold up Notts

Chris Woakes
Woakes' 91 was his highest first-class score of the summer
LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston
Close, day two: Nottinghamshire 406 & 1-0, Warwickshire 343
Notts 8pts, Warwicks 6pts
Match scorecard

A vital 91 from Chris Woakes helped Warwickshire avoid the follow-on against Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston.

Notts quickly lost their last three wickets, two of them to Woakes, to be dismissed for 406.

Jonathan Trott made 23 in his first Championship innings for two months, but Peter Siddle (4-91) and Andre Adams (4-67) reduced the hosts to 188-7.

Woakes and Chris Wright (65) put on 108 as Warwickshire made 343 all out, before Notts closed on 1-0, 64 ahead.

The visitors began the day three runs short of a fifth batting bonus point on 397-7 and lost Luke Fletcher to Wright (2-68) with only two runs added.

Adams helped Notts past 400 but holed out to Keith Barker off Woakes (2-84), who also dismissed Harry Gurney for a seven-ball duck, while captain Chris Read ended 18 not out.

In reply, Will Porterfield made 10 before being caught behind by Read off Siddle to bring Trott to the crease.

The Australia bowler tested Trott with the short ball early in his innings, but he soon settled and hit five fours in 31 balls and 47 minutes at the crease.

He fell leg before to Adams and it sparked a Warwickshire collapse. The hosts looked in danger of missing the follow-on target when they slumped to 125-5 and 188-7.

Eight of the Warwickshire top 10 made starts but it was left to Woakes and Wright to push on and make Notts bat again.

Notts, who sent in Fletcher as nightwatchman alongside Steven Mullaney, then had two overs to negotiate until close.

BBC WM's Rob Gurney:

"After Warwickshire's top order struggled again, Chris Woakes batted superbly for his 91. It was just a shame he couldn't convert it to three figures.

"But his terrific century stand for the ninth wicket with Chris Wright has dragged the home side back into a game that seemed to be sliding away from them.

"Quick wickets on Tuesday morning could yet see things take a decisive turn in their favour."