By Brian Sanderson,
Early start to go to my favorite county cricket ground,Trent Bridge. Arrived about 10.15 which enabled some signature obtained and a cup of coffee.In the Pavilion Tony had also obtained his coffee as the temperature was on the cool side.Yorkshire had won the Championship here in September. Were had seven months gone ?.
Yorkshire decided to bowl and soon the lights had to be put on.Yorkshire had six right arm medium pace bowlers included Matthew Fisher who was playing his first Championship match aged 17 as they had drop Carver who was Yorkshire only genuine spin bowler.By lunch Yorkshire had taken two wickets for 105 included Fishers first wicket of Taylor.
During lunch time I always go in to the Library were Peter Wynne-Thomas was having his lunch. A supporter had brought in a photograph of a side who played at Trent Bridge during the Second World War and wanted to know the names of the players. However when I left he was struggling to name the side which included some Army personnel.There is a excellent article by Nottingham Post about the library dated 17 May 2013.
Back to the cricket were Alex Hales had decided to take the Yorkshire bowling apart. and by tea was 141 not out . The Nottingham score had moved up to 281 for 4. Again the sky darken and also the Yorkshire supporters with little prospect of stopping Nottingham scoring a large total.
After tea Hales carried on batting and at the end of the day was 222 not out with 37 fours and 1 six.Nottingham were 393 for 7 at the end of play leaving Yorkshire three days of hard work.
|HALES AND WESSELS COMING OFF FOR TEA.|