Hampshire tied up by Notts

Giant match for Andre as Kiwi finishes with career-best figures

Last Updated: 16/04/11 5:20pm

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Adams: 11 wickets in the match

Adams: 11 wickets in the match

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Nottinghamshire opened up the defence of their LV County Championship title with an emphatic nine-wicket win over Hampshire at Trent Bridge.

Seamer Andre Adams was the star for the hosts, claiming 6-31 to bowl Hampshire out for just 131 during the third day of the Division One fixture.

The New Zealander had started out in the morning at the crease, helping add a further 34 runs to his team's overnight total of 293-9 before he was the last man out for 37.

With a first-innings lead of 75, one that had been mainly down to Samit Patel's century, Nottinghamshire's seamers then set about their opponents.

Adams led the way, following up his five victims in the first innings with another six in the second, giving him career-best match figures of 11-85. New-ball pairing Luke Fletcher and Charlie Shreck shared the other four wickets.

James Vince was left high and dry on 59 - one of only four visiting batsmen to reach double figures - as Notts were left chasing a paltry 26. They reached their target for just the loss of makeshift opener Paul Franks.

Day Two

Samit Patel took advantage of being dropped four times in the slips to hit a century that rallied Nottinghamshire into a first-innings lead against Hampshire at Trent Bridge.

The hosts resumed on the second morning at 6-0 in reply to 218 but slumped to 118-5 shortly after lunch as seamers David Griffiths and Sean Ervine struck twice each.

Patel, who was given a life first ball by Hampshire skipper Dominic Cork, found a willing ally in captain Chris Read during a 148-run, sixth-wicket stand and went on to complete his 11th first-class hundred in the evening session.

Griffiths, the main bowler to suffer from his team's shoddy fielding, returned to dismiss Patel - whose 116 came from 199 deliveries and featured 18 fours and a six - and Read (54) on the way to figures of 5-72, the second five-wicket haul of his career.

Andre Adams (12no) had only last man Charlie Schreck (0no) remaining for company when Nottinghamshire closed on 293-9, a lead of 75.

Day one

Nottinghamshire began the defence of their LV County Championship title in fine style, bowling out Hampshire for 218 at Trent Bridge.

Andre Adams and Charlie Shreck claimed nine of the 10 visiting wickets to fall as the reigning Division One champions claimed maximum bowling points on the opening day of their campaign.

Former New Zealand international Adams finished up with 5-53, including making the initial breakthrough to end an opening stand worth 91.

Hampshire lost their next three wickets with the score on 104 as they collapsed, despite skipper Dominic Cork making 48 from 63 deliveries.

Shreck, who played last week for Kent but was then recalled by Notts from his loan spell, wrapped up the innings by removing last man David Griffiths to end with 4-51. Fellow seamer Luke Fletcher claimed the other wicket to fall.

The hosts had reach six without loss in the two overs of play that were possible before bad light ended play early.

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