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Footitt puts Windies to flight

Nottinghamshire 111 for 2 trail West Indies A 211 (Footitt 5-45) by 100 runs
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Mark Footitt, the England Under-19 left-arm seamer, produced the best display of his fledgling first-class career to put the skids under West Indies A in their tour match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Footitt took 5 for 45 in 12 incisive overs, surpassing his previous best figures of 4 for 45, which he took on debut against Glamorgan at the end of last season. He was ably supported by his seam-bowling colleagues, Andy Harris, Paul Franks and Gareth Clough, who shared the other five West Indian wickets.

It was a fine way to bounce back from their disappointment in the Twenty20 final on Sunday, when they were pipped to the post on home ground by Leicestershire. For West Indies, only Devon Smith at the top of the order produced an innings of any substance. He made 51, but was the third man out at 126 when he was caught by Will Smith off Clough.

At 169 for 3, West Indies seemed on course for a competitive total, but they lost their last seven wickets for 42, with Footitt needing no assistance from his fielders at all - all five of his wickets were either bowled or lbw.

In reply, Nottinghamshire were given a flying start by Jason Gallian, who made exactly 50 out of an opening stand of 73 with Darren Bicknell, before Darren Sammy made an overdue breakthrough for West Indies.

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    Mark Footitt, the England Under-19 left-arm seamer, produced the best display of his fledgling first-class career to put the skids under West Indies A in their tour match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge

Notts 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st73JER GallianDJ Bicknell
2nd6DJ BicknellWR Smith
3rd32DJ BicknellSR Patel
4th24D AlleyneSR Patel
5th52SR PatelJA Mierkalns
6th18PJ FranksSR Patel