General News | 30th July 2008

Notts Vs Durham (Day One) Round-Up

Charlie Shreck took two wickets in his first five overs as Notts restricted Durham to 266 before reaching 6-0 at close of play on day one.

Durham openers Michael Di Venuto and Mark Stoneman had no time to settle as Shreck, Nottinghamshire’s leading LV County Championship wicket-taker, reduced Durham to 15-2.

Andre Adams made his presence felt, bowling Chanderpaul, in a brief cameo before he made way for Stuart Broad to join the action.

Keen to impress watching England Bowling Coach Ottis Gibson, Broad returned figures of 3-47 and ended the stand of Will Smith who had hit 13 fours on his way to 85.

Samit Patel bowled Phil Mustard and had Liam Plunkett stumped by Chris Read either side of tea and Broad had Steve Harmison caught by Adam Voges at slip to end the innings.

“Charlie Shreck has played fantastically well all season and hopefully we can surpass their 260 and keep ahead in the game,” said Broad.

“I know that I’m not bowling particularly badly and driving away from a Test Match is a hard thing to do but my confidence is up and I want to maintain my performance throughout this game.

“I love cricket and whether I’m playing for England, Notts or for a club side I’d have the same motivation.

“I want to get back into the England side but the only way to do that is to take wickets and score runs for Notts. We’re at the top of the Championship, Trent Bridge is a great place to play and I’m upbeat.”

Matt Wood and Bilal Shafayat will resume for Notts.

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Charlie Shreck

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