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Live Blog: Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Day 1

Live Blog: Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Day 1

Live Blog: Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Day 1

Welcome to Day One of Lancashire's latest LV=County Championship clash against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

CLOSE Day 1, 6.25pm.
Lancashire 1st innings 28-2 trail by 244 runs, Balderson 8* Lamb 1*
Unfortunately we lost Luke wells in the penultimate over of the day to a sharp catch at short leg by Ben Slater off Brett Hutton for 8.

Danny Lamb came in as nightwatchman and he will be there tomorrow with George Balderson.

That was a great fightback by Lancashire and an entertaining day of fluctuating fortunes with four wickets each for Tom Bailey and Lamb, but concern for injuries to Saqib Mahmood and Steven Croft.

Thanks for following, our match report will be posted shortly.

5.55pm, 5.0 overs (6 overs remain)
Lancashire 1st innings 8-1 trail by 264 runs, Balderson 8* Wells 0*
Lancashire have lost an early wicket with Alex Davies nicking a forward defensive shot to Brett Hutton that is taken by wicketkeeper Tom Moores for a 12-ball duck.

5.25pm, 82.2 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 272 all out
Luke Fletcher made 27 including a six off Tom Bailey but perished next delivery attempting to repeat the shot and was caught at deep midwicket by Liam Hurt to give Tom Bailey a fourth wicket.

That has been a great fightback by Lancashire from a position where Notts were 164-2 midway through the day.

5.15pm, 80.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 264-9, Fletcher 20* Paterson 1*
Tom Moores has thumped a six but departed lbw to Luke Wells for 12 and Luke Fletcher has added some useful runs for the home side, but this evening session has been Lancashire's so far despite the loss of Saqib Mahmood to injury.

Steven Croft even bowled an over but has gone off again. 

4.40pm, 71.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 230-8, Moores 1* Fletcher 0*
Incredible collapse by Notts and it is Danny Lamb doing the damage with 4-48.

Liam Patterson-White flashes at a Lamb delivery well caught by Rob Jones and two balls later Brett Hutton edges behind to George Lavelle. 

4.30pm, 70.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 225-6, Moores 0* Patterson-White 0*
Good and bad news in this update.

Danny Lamb has trapped Joe Clarke lbw for 54 and George Balderson has his first wicket with Steven Mullaney caught by Luke Wells at slip for 4 to put Lancashire right back in the match.

But Saqib Mahmood has pulled up midway through his over and gone off the pitch, replaced by Jack Blatherwick.

And Steven Croft has returned to the field with his left thumb still bandaged and he is fielding at fine leg. 

It's all been happening in the last twenty minutes!

TEA Day 1, 3.40pm, 64.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 211-4, Clarke 44*
Both teams have a bonus point but it is the hosts who will be enjoying their refreshments more during the interval I suspect.

But Notts joy would have been dampened by a wicket from the final ball of the session! Lyndon James drove Tom Bailey to Josh Bohannon at cover for 21 to give Lancashire a real boost.

Tom Bailey has been excellent and now has 3-41.

3.25pm, 60.3 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 200-3, Clarke 40* James 17*
The umpires have agreed to change the ball which has gone out of shape just before tea.

Steven Croft brought out the box of replacement balls and he has got his left thumb heavily strapped up, not a good sign following his injury this morning.

2.40pm, 50.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 165-3, Clarke 22* James 0*
Tom Bailey has a second wicket, Sam Northeast playing forward and nicking a delivery that seamed away. He's out for 65 and his partnership of 67 with Clarke comes to an end. Lancashire really needed that breakthrough.

2.20pm, 46.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 153-2, Northeast 59* Clarke 15*
Sam Northeast, who is at Notts on a four-match contract until the end of his season after his release by Hampshire, is enjoying his home debut reaching his half-century from 110 balls with a straight drive for four off Saqib Mahmood.

Northeast and Joe Clarke have reached their 50 partnership now from 75 balls.

2.00pm, 41.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 130-2, Northeast 44* Clarke 12*
Back at Trent Bridge a flurry of boundaries, three in fact, by Sam Northeast in the last couple of overs has picked up the scoring after a quite spell since play resumed this afternoon. 

1.50pm, UPDATE
Liam Livingstone misses this week's game through illness following his second Covid jab.

Get well soon, Livi.

1.25pm, 33.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 101-2, Northeast 27* Clarke 4*
Just the start Lancashire needed after lunch with Ben Duckett playing a touch too soon at a Danny Lamb delivery and spooning a catch up to Saqib Mahmood at mid-off to depart for 59.

LUNCH Day 1, 12.30pm, 30.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 97-1, Duckett 59* Northeast 27*
Ben Duckett has batted nicely to reach the break on 59 but he has received a life after nicking Saqib Mahmood behind on 55 but the edge went down low and wasn’t taken.

It’s really not been Mahmood’s morning with the Red Rose pace bowler troubling all the batsmen with two excellent spells in which edges have been dropped in both.

Steven Croft has been off the field since the third over after diving to stop the ball and injuring a finger on his left hand.

Tom Bailey has the only wicket so far when Ben Slater edged behind early on for 8.

12.05pm, 23.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 78-1, Duckett 51* Northeast 16*
Ben Duckett has reached a 69-ball half-century as the hosts continue to prosper in the morning sunshine after being put in.

Saqib Mahmood has returned for a second spell after being very unlucky not to pick up a wicket or two earlier with a fine opening spell that saw Slater dropped in the slips.

11.30am, 14.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 52-1, Duckett 38* Northeast 6*
No further success for the Red Rose attack during this first hour of the day. Ben Duckett has played some nice shots and is going well with 38 off 46 balls so far.

11.00am, 7.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 22-1, Duckett 14* Northeast 0*
Tom Bailey does make the breakthrough finding the edge of Ben Slater's back and wicketkeeper George Lavelle catching the resultant snick.

10.50am, 5.0 overs
Nottinghamshire 1st innings 12-0, Slater 6* Duckett 4*
It has been a lively start at Trent Bridge but Lancashire have missed a great chance with Slater dropped in the slips off a fast Mahmood. It went quickly off the bat but the catch didn't stick, a let-off for the Notts opener.

And we are under way in lovely sunny conditions at Trent Bridge with Ben Slater and Ben Duckett, promoted to open recently with Haseeb Hameed away on international duty, facing the opening overs from Tom Bailey and Saqib Mahmood.

Slater getting away with an edge off Bailey that bounced just in front of first slip.


Lancashire have won the toss and elected to bowl.

Lancashire: Wells, Davies, Bohannon, Vilas (capt), Croft, Jones, Balderson,Lavelle (wkt), Lamb, Bailey, Mahmood.

Notts: Slater, Duckett, Northeast, Clarke, James, Mullaney (capt), Moores (wkt), Patterson-White, Hutton, Fletcher, Paterson.

Alex Davies and Steven Croft return to the Lancashire team with Liam Livingstone and Matt Parkinson not playing from the side that drew with Warwickshire.

Notts are unchanged from the side that won at Taunton last week.

Three games remain in this season’s LV= Insurance Championship and things could hardly be tighter at the top of the Division One table.

Warwickshire top the table with 33 points and host Hampshire at Edgbaston while at Trent Bridge it’s third-placed Notts (28 points) against second-placed Lancashire (28.5 points).

The toss will take place at 10.00am ahead of the first of our early September starts of 10.30am.

We have warm and dry conditions at Trent Bridge this morning.

Lancashire squad
: Dane Vilas (captain), Tom Bailey, George Balderson, Josh Bohannon, Alex Davies, Liam Hurt, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, George Lavelle, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson, Luke Wells.

Alex Davies returns to the squad, whilst Keaton Jennings (calf) and Luke Wood (side) remain unavailable through injury.

Nottinghamshire squad:  Steven Mullaney (captain), Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Joey Evison, Luke Fletcher, Calvin Harrison, Brett Hutton, Lyndon James, Tom Moores, Sam Northeast, Dane Paterson, Liam Patterson-White, Ben Slater.

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