Root Guides Seconds To Opening Win
Root Guides Seconds To Opening Win

Featured News | 13th April 2017

The excellence of Billy Root helped Nottinghamshire get their Second XI Trophy campaign off to a flyer against Leicestershire at Lady Bay.

Root’s 123 off 137 balls ensured that Ant Botha’s side were successful by two wickets in the 50-over fixture with a solitary delivery to spare.

Nottinghamshire found themselves chasing 258 to win after Liam Patterson-White and Matthew Carter each took two wickets. Tom Wells top-scored with 78 for the visitors.

Although the home slide slipped to 33-2 early in their response, Brendan Taylor – on his return from the finger injury he sustained in Barbados – steadied the ship with 44 in a partnership of 92 with Root.

The Outlaws needed 13 more to win from 11 deliveries when Root became the eighth wicket to fall. Matt Milnes (3*) and Carter (6*) held their nerve to secure the win.

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