General News | 22nd April 2008
Hales Hits Century For Second XI
Alex Hales hit 110 from 110 balls as the Notts Second XI warmed up for the new season with a two day friendly against Loughborough University.
Each side spent a day batting in an otherwise unstructured format that saw Notts reach 305/7 from 89 overs and Loughborough 294/8 off 86 overs.
Rob Ferley (51) and 15 year old Sam Wood (pictured) (50) also did well with the bat whilst AJ Harris (2/44) and Andy Carter (3/19) were the pick of the bowlers.
“It was the first time that I had seen Sam Wood play outdoors and he looked very confident and accomplished and Alex got the hundred that I wanted,” said Second XI Coach Wayne Noon.
“Rob Ferley batted with Sam and helped him through and the experienced players know that they can play their way into Mick Newell’s plans by performing well for the Second XI.”
Harris bowled 17 overs and looked to have overcome the nerve injury that has hampered him recently whilst Gareth Clough enjoyed two spells with the ball as he recovers from a shin problem.
Noon hopes to arrange a one day fixture for the Second XI next week ahead of their Championship opener against Yorkshire at Stamford Bridge on May 7.