Notts SEC game ends in draw at Kibworth

RESULT | Second XI Championship: Leicestershire Second XI 401 for 7 dec and 229 for 5 drew with Nottinghamshire Second XI 586


REPORT | By Harry Josephs

The final day of the Second Eleven Championship fixture with Nottinghamshire ended as a draw as bat dominated ball on all three days.

Nottinghamshire resumed day three with the score at 463 for 5 and added 123 runs to their overnight total before being bowled out. Tom Keast and Matt Carter resumed play and added 44 before Carter was the first wicket of the day to fall for 26. Tom Taylor taking his second wicket of the innings, Carter was caught by James Dickinson. 

Keast had been joined by Connor Marshall; however, there partnership was short-lived as Keast was dismissed by leg-spinner Dickinson caught by Moh Ahmed for a well-made 77. The wickets were falling regularly now and, three overs later,

Marshall fell for 18 as he hit Taylor to Harry Swindells, who was fielding today as Lewis Hill had the gloves. Hill was involved in the next wicket as Kamau Leverock left his crease trying to hit Moh Ahmed, the 'keeper whipping the bails off to leave Notts at 547 for 9. Ben Kitt was the final batsman and he hit five boundaries in his score of 27 before being bowled by Ben Mike as Notts were bowled out for 586.

Swindells and Harry Dearden again opened the batting for County and once again Swindells was in fine form. He lost Dearden for 24, caught and bowled by off-spinner Carter, while Aadil Ali fell for 10, edging Liam Patterson-White to wicket-keeper Keast, leaving County 78 for 2.

Opener Swindells reached his half-century from 61 balls (9x4.) Unfortunately it wasn’t to be back-to-back centuries for the youngster as he was dismissed for 85 with Patterson-White taking his second wicket of the day. Swindells faced 96 balls in his innings (12x4, 1x6).

Shortly after Swindells dismissal, tea was taken with County 142 for 3 and the game edging towards a draw. Hill and Pettini added 67 before the later was trapped lbw by Carter for 31. Tom Taylor (5) was dismissed before hands were shaken with County 229 for 5, Hill unbeaten on 66.

Thanks to Kibworth for hosting us over the three days, we look forward to visiting later in the summer.

* Leicestershire Second XI’s next home game is a four-day friendly against Kent Second XI at Loughborough Town CC. The game starts on Monday, June 11, and admission is free.