White grabs five in Edinburgh
Nottinghamshire 256 for 6 beat Scotland 213 by 43 runs
Graeme White's first five-wicket haul took Nottinghamshire up to second place in the Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C as Scotland suffered a second defeat in as many days in Edinburgh. Half-centuries from Alex Hales (69), the recalled Matt Wood (60) and former England allrounder Samit Patel (61) set Championship leaders Nottinghamshire up for a big total of 256 for 6 after they won the toss at the Grange. Scotland were 213 all out in 35.3 overs in reply, to lose by 43 runs.
Thrashed by Kent by nine wickets yesterday, the home side got off to a flying start chasing down Notts' total and were keeping pace with the run rate until left-arm spinner White (5 for 35) intervened with four wickets in less than eight overs.
Home captain Gavin Hamilton (42) was the first to fall in the 13th over when he was caught and bowled by the 23-year-old after helping his side reach 83 without loss. George Bailey (12) followed in identical fashion in the 19th over, with White striking again four balls later when he had 18-year-old debutant Freddie Coleman caught behind by former England wicketkeeper Chris Read.
Former Scotland captain Ryan Watson was White's final caught-and-bowled victim, departing in the 20th over having struck 48. The home side had fallen well below the required run rate and continued to ship wickets as they attempted to up the pace.
Neil McCallum made 19 before being removed by Steven Mullaney and Majid Haq contributed just six, falling to Andy Carter (1 for 28). Richie Berrington, batting at No. 5, was providing decent, if futile, resistance as he edged towards a half-century.
But batting partners continued to desert him, keeper Marc Petrie (6)succumbing to Paul Franks, Gordon Drummond (1) undone by returning England World Twenty20 hero Ryan Sidebottom and Goudie (11) by Mullaney. Berrington, who top-scored with 54, was last to fall when he was stumped by Read off White.
Notts' 250-plus total was down to a real team effort with the bat but Hales was the star with nine fours and a six in his 51-ball innings. His was the second wicket to fall in the 18th over after fellow opener Neil Edwards departed for 11 inside seven overs.
Their scalps were claimed by Drummond and Ross Lyons, respectively, but Goudie proved Scotland's star with the ball, taking three of the next four Notts wickets to finish with 3 for 56. His victims included Wood, former England international Ali Brown (4) and Mullaney (23). Captain Read was unbeaten on 22 alongside Franks (1).