Nottinghamshire beaten inside three days at home to Lancashire

Graeme Onions 6-55 for Lancashire in Nottinghamshire's second innings
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Graeme Onions, who took 6-55 in the 2nd innings, at Trent Bridge, and Jimmy Anderson 4-26 gave the County Championship leaders a fright and with it, took 22 points by beating them by an innings and 67 runs in their County Championship clash.

Nottinghamshire 133 and 138 (Graeme Onions 6-55)

Lancashire 338 (Keaton Jennings 126, Alex Davies 50)

Result and Points - Lancashire win by an innings and 67 runs - Lancashire 22 points Nottinghamshire  3 points.

Nottinghamshire Captain, Steven Mullaney, however, was satisfied with Nottinghamshire’s start to the 2018 season in Specsavers County Championship Division One – even though he knows there is still room for improvement.

The Green and Golds have won three and lost two of their first three matches, collecting 70 points to sit top of the table, nine points head of second-placed Surrey but having played a game more.

An opening win at Lancashire was followed by defeat across the Pennines at Yorkshire before Worcestershire were beaten away and Hampshire at home.

However, they were brought back down to earth with a bump over this last weekend in losing at home by an innings in the return fixture with Lancashire.

“It was quite raw and disappointing after the defeat to Lancashire,” said Mullaney. “It was most disappointing that we didn’t do ourselves justice and play anywhere near as well as we can or have in the previous four games.

“But if someone had offered us 70 points before the start of the season from the first five games, winning three of them, I think we’d have taken it.

“We’re still well placed after this run of games and overall we have to be pleased because we are in an excellent position."

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