County Championship: Nottinghamshire shade first day at Somerset – NewsEverything England

Joe Clarke (right) in action for Nottinghamshire
Joe Clarke (proper) has hit six half-centuries for Nottinghamshire within the Championship this season
LV= County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Floor, Taunton (day one):
Nottinghamshire 282-6: Clarke 59, Patterson-White 46*, Mullaney 42; Abell 2-53
Somerset: But to bat
Nottinghamshire 2 pts, Somerset 2 pts

Joe Clarke hit a half-century as Nottinghamshire had the higher of day one towards Somerset at Taunton.

After being put in to bat, Jack Brooks (2-62) eliminated openers Ben Slater and Ben Duckett to go away Notts 44-2.

Sam Northeast was trapped lbw for 34 after lunch however Clarke’s 59 and an innings of 42 from Steven Mullaney noticed Notts regain some management.

Liam Patterson-White (46 not out) helped placed on 74 for the seventh wicket earlier than the guests closed on 282-6.

There was some swing and seam motion early on in overcast circumstances for Somerset’s depleted seam assault, with Craig Overton away on England responsibility and Lewis Gregory nursing a again harm.

The primary two wickets got away pretty cheaply, with Slater guiding a brief ball to backward level and Duckett top-edging an tried pull shot.

After Northeast, on his Nottinghamshire debut on mortgage from Hampshire, was out trying to drive Josh Davey, Clarke introduced up his half-century off 97 balls, with 5 fours.

However he headed again to the pavilion as soon as he was caught behind off a skinny backside edge making an attempt to drag Tom Abell (2-53).

The gloomy circumstances and chilly wind continued after tea, with Lyndon James edging behind for 30 – and the sample of batsmen getting a begin and never happening to a giant rating continued when skipper Mullaney was given lbw to a straight ball from Marchant de Lange.

Patterson-White improved Notts’ place with a succession of fours earlier than unhealthy gentle ended play for the day 7.2 overs early.

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