County Championship: Notts beat Warwickshire to go third

Steven Mullaney
Steven Mullaney scored a century for Nottinghamshire on day one against Warwickshire
LV= County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge
Nottinghamshire 600: Hales 189, Mullaney 112, Read 69, Ball 49 not out; Wright 3-97
Warwickshire 260 & 217: Porterfield 61; Patel 4-23
Nottinghamshire won by an innings and 123 runs
Notts 24 pts, Warwickshire 3 pts
Match scorecardexternal-link

Nottinghamshire beat Warwickshire by an innings and 123 runs to move up to third in the Division One table.

After resuming on 42-0 at Trent Bridge, Bears opener William Porterfield lasted over four hours in making 61.

Warwickshire looked comfortable at 142-4 but Samit Patel (4-23) struck in successive overs to give Notts hope.

Riki Wessels took a stunning catch as Steven Mullaney (2-35) got rid of Keith Barker, before Patel wrapped the game up with the wicket of Boyd Rankin.

Quick rematch for Notts and Bears
Warwickshire host Nottinghamshire in the return County Championship fixture at Edgbaston, starting on 14 September. Before then, the Bears host Middlesex (1-4 September) and Notts host Durham (9-12 September). Notts then wind up at home to Hampshire (22-25 September), at the same time as Warwickshire will be finishing their season against Somerset at Taunton.

Warwickshire lost four wickets before lunch including Jonathan Trott for 22. But Porterfield, in his first four-day game since late May, and Tim Ambrose steadied things by putting on 31 at less than two an over.

Patel's double strike then changed the course of the innings, the Notts and England one-day international all-rounder trapping Ambrose lbw for 12 before bowling Porterfield an over later.

After Wessels took a low one-handed catch at short leg to dismiss Barker, and with the light fading, Mullaney also had Jeetan Patel (28) caught by James Taylor driving to point.

Patel then took the new ball to help earn Notts' fifth win of the season, removing Chris Wright leg before, then having Rankin caught at short leg.

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel:

"We are just happy to win. The boys played fantastically well for four days. To beat Warwickshire, who are a good team with great experience, is a great effort from us and to beat them like that is even better."

"Alex Hales and Steven Mullaney set it up with their centuries on the first day. And the bowlers have all done a great job and

"I've never taken the new ball before but enjoyed it. It was a great effort from Steven as well at the other end. In tandem, we created pressure and got the rewards."

Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown:

"We were always battling to save the game and that's not where we want to be.

"For them to get 600 on that wicket in the first innings was far too many and for us to get 260 was not enough, so somewhere in the middle there should be some balance.

"To leave us hanging on, on the last day, as we were, is disappointing because it doesn't give you any chance to be where we wanted to be - and that's winning the game."

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