Broad demolishes Bears
England seamer bags 8-52 as Notts win by 10 wickets at Edgbaston
Last Updated: 22/07/10 3:44pm
Broad: career-best figures
Stuart Broad bowled Nottinghamshire to their fifth LV County Championship win of the season with career-best figures on the third day against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
The centrally contracted England paceman, making a rare outing for his county, claimed 8-52 as the Bears were skittled for 100 in their second innings - and Nottinghamshire then knocked off a victory target of 25 for a 10-wicket triumph.
Broad struck five times in his first 26 deliveries, including England colleague Jonathan Trott (4), to reduce Warwickshire to 18-5.
And, when he added the scalps of Darren Maddy (8) and Chris Woakes (0) after a short rain delay, he had seven wickets and was on course for the rare feat of taking all 10 in an innings.
But fellow seamer Andre Adams (1-33) denied him the chance, dismissing Neil Carter, whose 27 was the top score of a miserable batting effort from the hosts.
Broad added an eighth victim, Tim Ambrose (22), and the innings - which lasted only 25.3 overs - was completed by the run out of Imran Tahir (17).
That left Nottinghamshire to chase a target of 25, which openers Samit Patel (10no) and Alex Hales (10no) took care of in three overs.
Earlier, Mark Wagh was last to go for 139 as the visitors were all out for 389 in their first innings - a lead of 76. Carter removed Wagh to finish with 5-116.
Nottinghamshire's 23-point haul puts them back above Yorkshire at the top of the Division One table for the time being - although the Tykes, who have played two games more, will regain top spot once their ongoing match with Essex reaches a conclusion.
Mark Wagh and Chris Read helped Nottinghamshire overcome a top-order collapse against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
The visitors lost half their side for 131 following a three-wicket spell by Neil Carter but recovered to take a lead of 60 in closing the second day on 373 for nine.
Wagh, unbeaten on 127, posted a century against his former county for the second year in a row and Read made 83 in a partnership of 156, a Notts record for the sixth wicket in meetings with Warwickshire.
Wagh was at the crease for the ninth over after Samit Patel had played on for Carter's first wicket in an overall return of four for 107.
The left-arm paceman halted Alex Hales' rapid progress to 53, caught by Rikki Clarke at second slip and then had David Hussey taken by Darren Maddy at third slip.
Boyd Rankin then got the wicket of Steve Mullaney (31), under-edging a pull, and Ali Brown failed to keep out a full-length delivery.
But Read dug in, hitting a dozen fours before his wicket went to the Clarke-Carter combination as he stretched to drive a ball slanted across his body.
Wagh completed a two-paced century with 11 fours, his second 50 taking only 59 balls, and Andre Adams waded in with a quick-fire 37 before he was bowled by Imran Tahir.
An unbeaten 99 from Neil Carter revived Warwickshire's hopes after Nottinghamshire had been set to take control on day one at Edgbaston.
The left-handed lower order batsman led the hosts from 187-7 to 313 all out with five sixes and 10 fours, as the Nottinghamshire attack failed to deal with the tail.
With Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom and Graeme Swann playing County Championship cricket together for the first time in over two years, the visitors made a bright start to the contest.
Captain Chris Read put Warwickshire in to bat after winning the toss and held three catches behind the stumps to dismiss Ant Botha (one), Jonathan Trott (21) and Jim Troughton (25).
Aided by New Zealander Andre Adams, who was the pick of the bowlers with 3-35, Broad (3-79) and Swann (2-88) seemed set to consign Warwickshire to a low total.
But Carter blasted his side out of a hole before last man Boyd Rankin (five) was run out with Carter one short of a second career century and Nottinghamshire reached 18-0 at the close.