Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gidman injury biggest worry from Trent Bridge

CB40: Nottinghamshire 270-9 beat Gloucestershire 229 by 41 runs (PTS: Notts 2, Glos 0)

No-one fancied Gloucestershire under the lights at Trent Bridge. It was a Sky game, so Glos were bound to lose anyway. But they did pretty well and the cards were fairly similar.

Two partnerships produced the competitive Notts total. The innings from Voges was the overseas contribution that you pay your money for. It was a very good innings that guided the contributions the middle order made and gathered them into a good score.

But Gloucestershire - who bowled Notts out for just 57 here back in 2009 - did well to not enable any other stands of note. But the 111 Voges and Chris Read shared won the match.

By contrast the visitors got more stands going but couldn't take them onto big partnerships that would have got them closer. Ed Young made a good half century together with another demonstration of his ability with the ball in the one-day game - thankfully he can bowl in the one-day game because his four-day effort last week was outrageously awful.

Most worryingly though is not the result of this game but another hand injury. Will Gidman took a blow fielding a ball off his own bowling and was unable to bat. With Hamish Marshall and Chris Dent currently out with a broken thumb and finger respectively, the latest hand-related injury is the biggest blow from the trip.

1 comment:

  1. It's particularly bad news given that Will Gidman has been quite magnificent this year with both bat and ball, and is perhaps the main reason the Shire are doing so much better than everyone (me included) expected.

    Here's hoping it's not too serious.


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