Search

Cricket: Openers give Notts lead over Essex

PUBLISHED: 19:07 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 19:07 11 September 2018

Kraigg Brathwaite (left) congratulates Ben Slater (right) on scoring fifty runs (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

Kraigg Brathwaite (left) congratulates Ben Slater (right) on scoring fifty runs (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Ben Slater and Kraigg Brathwaite combined to give Nottinghamshire a slender advantage over Essex by stumps on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Ryan ten Doeschate of Essex in batting action at Nottingham (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)Ryan ten Doeschate of Essex in batting action at Nottingham (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

Batting for a second time, 56 runs adrift, the home county’s opening pair reproduced last week’s heroics with a century stand to help Notts towards 116-1 by the close, a lead of 60.

A week ago, in the drawn Yorkshire fixture, Brathwaite and Slater compiled stands of 182 and 91 on their home debuts.

They were parted in the first over on the opening day of this match but re-discovered their mojo to blunt the Essex attack for more than two hours.

Slater, who scored 109 against the White Rose, made 54 before being dismissed just before the close. Brathwaite remains undefeated on 47.

A general view of play with the lights on at Trent Bridge (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)A general view of play with the lights on at Trent Bridge (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

Earlier, the visitors were bowled out for 233 before tea, with home captain Steven Mullaney taking 4-68, his best figures of the season.

Resuming after lunch, from 133-5, after rain had wiped out the entire morning session, the reigning champions lost nightwatchman Jamie Porter in the first over of the day, lbw to Luke Fletcher.

The same bowler then had Adam Wheater spilled twice in the slip cordon but the batsman couldn’t make the most of his good fortune by then nicking Mullaney behind for 14.

Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate took his side to within three of the Notts’ first innings score before falling lbw to Mullaney for 32.

Simon Harmer of Essex in batting action at Trent Bridge (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)Simon Harmer of Essex in batting action at Trent Bridge (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

Emulating Nottinghamshire’s tail-wagging exploits of the opening day, Essex’s last couple of wickets helped themselves to some unexpected but welcome runs.

Simon Harmer received good support from both Matt Coles and Matt Quinn as the last two wickets added a further 59.

Luke Wood eventually finished things off, trapping Coles lbw for nine, before inducing Harmer to chop on for a well-constructed 48, leaving Quinn unbeaten on one after 33 minutes at the crease.

Slater had an early scare when he nicked Porter at the start of Nottinghamshire’s second innings but Dan Lawrence, at third slip, could only parry the ball away at full stretch.

Matt Coles of Essex in batting action at Nottingham (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)Matt Coles of Essex in batting action at Nottingham (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

Chances from then on were few and far between as the deficit was wiped out without too much inconvenience.

Slater’s 50 was reached from 83 balls faced but he failed to see out the day after being struck on the pads by Coles.

Fletcher, in as Nottinghamshire’s nightwatchman, was spilled by Murali Vijay in the final over of the day but Brathwaite, who has registered half-centuries in each of his first two outings for Notts, will resume on the third morning within three runs of extending that sequence.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

Yesterday, 19:32

County champions Surrey were skittled for 67, their lowest championship total at the Kia Oval for 56 years, as Jamie Porter and Sam Cook bowled Essex into a position of first-day dominance with four wickets apiece.

Yesterday, 17:13

Barking manager Justin Gardner says his side fell short with a 2-1 defeat to Maldon & Tiptree after not following instructions on the weekend.

Yesterday, 16:35

Essex County Cricket Club have announced first professional contracts for Rishi Patel and Shane Snater, as well as an extension for Michael Pepper.

Yesterday, 14:00

Dagenham Boxing Club saw five of their boxers declared London champions at the National Development Championships at the weekend.

Yesterday, 13:00

The most popular names given to baby boys and girls last year in East London suggests that where you live could influence what name you choose for your child.

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which left at least 2,400 people dead has begun today.

Yesterday, 12:03

A five-car collision on the A13 in Rainham is causing lengthy delays on the eastbound carriageway while emergency services respond to the incident.

Yesterday, 12:00

May & Baker minis enjoyed a weekend of mixed fortunes as their under-9’s won and 11’s lost this weekend.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now