Read spoils Wiltshire's day
Nottinghamshire 189 for 4 (Read 77*, Warren 45*, Franks 3-27) beat Wiltshire 186 for 7 (Rizvi 47, Adams 43) by six wickets
There was no upset in the delayed C&G Trophy match between Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire, but the minor county did enough to cause more than a few jitters among the Trent Bridge faithful.
Wiltshire's score of 186 for 7 was not enough on a pitch where 220+ looked to be par. Baqar Rizvi (47) and the former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams (43) had guided them to 152 for 2 before Adams was stumped giving Kevin Pieterson the charge in the search for quick runs. But the middle order failed to capitalise on the sound foundation.
Nottinghamshire wobbled when they chased, slumping to 69 for 4 as Michael Coles took two wickets in four balls. But as he showed in Guyana, Chris Read is warming to the one-day game, and his unbeaten 67-ball 77 averted any disasters, and he added 120 with Russell Warren (45*) to see Nottinghamshire home.
"We were struggling a little bit but Warren anchored the innings well and gave me room to free my arms and hit boundaries," Read said. "It was a good wicket to bat on and the ball was coming on nicely. I made sure I got myself set before I cut loose."