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Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire

Match info: County Championship Division 1 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Date: 29th Apr 2014 Status: Day 3 of 4 Umpires: D J Millns and S A Garratt

Home team and score Away team score

Nottinghamshire

116 All out (38.0 Overs)
201 All out (57.0 Overs)

Result

Warwickshire

263 All out (72.2 Overs)
152 All out (39.3 Overs)

Warwickshire win by 98 runs

  • Last Updated: April 29 2014, 17:22 BST

Chris Wright took his match haul to seven wickets as Warwickshire completed a 98-run victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Chris Wright of Warwickshire
Chris Wright of Warwickshire

Wright was responsible for three of the remaining seven wickets needed by the Bears on the third morning for their first win of the LV= County Championship Division One season, at the third attempt.

For Nottinghamshire, who take just three points to Warwickshire's 21 for their troubles over the past three days, there was at least the consolation of no further penalty over the state of the pitch.

The England and Wales Cricket Board decided not to impose any points deduction after a pitch-panel discussion was convened to judge the suitability of the surface prepared for this fixture, in which wickets fell at an alarming rate at times and the hosts chose to make the heavy roller unavailable for the duration.

Nottinghamshire therefore do not find themselves in debit for the week, but there was no doubt Warwickshire dealt best with conditions throughout.

Captain Ian Bell's outstanding first-innings century helped to give the visitors a lead of 147 - and despite a wobble on day two, they were able to set Nottinghamshire an improbable 300 to win.

Nottinghamshire began again on Tuesday on 126 for three and almost immediately lost their nightwatchman Luke Fletcher, gone without addition to his two runs when he failed to cope with the bounce and was caught at third slip off Wright (four for 70).

The next half-hour favoured the hosts as James Taylor and Samit Patel tried to dig in.

But both went in a debilitating rush of three wickets for no runs in five balls.

Wright began the process when he had Taylor lbw for the second time in the match, and then got another one to kick on a helpless Riki Wessels who edged to second slip for a duck.

Nottinghamshire's remaining likely lads for a successful chase were becoming increasingly thin on the ground, all the more so once Keith Barker struck with the first ball of the next over.

Patel was another to edge to the Bears' very safe slip-catching cordon, Will Porterfield holding a good one for the second successive delivery.

As in the first innings, Chris Woakes nipped in with late wickets - starting with the important one of Chris Read, caught in the deep pulling, and then pinning Andy Carter in front lbw.

It fell to Oliver Hannon-Dalby to complete the formalities, number 11 Harry Gurney edging compliantly and appropriately into the slips - where Jeetan Patel this time took the catch low down.

Nottinghamshire lost their last nine wickets for 83 runs to be bowled out for 201, with more than five sessions unused and their Australia Test seamer Peter Siddle unbeaten for the second time in the match but stranded on 28.