Sunday, 8 July 2012
Notts Outlaws v Yorkshire Carnegie
Amongst other things, we discussed the Imps first two away matches at Cambridge United and Newport County. Without going into too much detail on the trip for Cambridge it looks like Baz will be getting a round of teas in for the lads at Hucknall Town. I will say no more.
Tickets for tonight's game were available at £17 on the gate for £13 if you booked in advance (which is what we did) Although if you pre booked don't be fooled into thinking that you pick them up from the ticket office. No you have to take a stroll to the collection point window, the very one that we had walked past to go to the ticket office.(Like a pair of muppets) From there we took on wander to find some pre match food and paid a visit to the Trent Bridge spice kebab shop. I went for the lamb donner and chicken shish combo with Baz going the whole hog and ordering the house special.
The first ball of the Notts innings was edged by Riki Wessels and that really set the tone for the rest of the Nottinghamshire innings. Just as soon as a batsman started to look settled they did a daft shot and gave their wicket away. The one exception was Adam Voges who hit a splendid 70. By the end of the innings Notts had posted a score of 148-6 which was about 30 runs shy of the kind of total then they would have wanted before the start of play. Credit must go to Yorkshire for the way they bowled and contained the Notts batsmen throughout the innings and forced them into mistakes.
At the innings change i took the opportunity to check out the club shop. Half of it was selling Notts CCC stuff and half of it was selling England stuff. Earlier on in the season Trent Bridge hosted a test match between England and the West Indies. With this in mind Notts had ordered a few boxes of West Indies caps which it would appear they are struggling to shift given that they are now down to £10 and have plenty of stock available. I managed to bag myself a Notts CCC cap and a cute cuddly Nuts the squirrel mascot.
I can thoroughly recommend taking in a match at Trent Bridge if you get the chance. The stadium is great and you normally get to see and international player or two on show.
One final point is that we got very lucky with the weather; given how much rain we had it was a pleasant surprise that we got the full 40 overs in. It was just a shame that Notts didn't make the most of them.