COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet Steven Mullaney scored 117 at a strike rate of 73 © Getty Group 1 Seamers continued to make hay on the grassy Trent Bridge surface as Shane Snater responded to Luke Fletcher’s six-fer with a seven-wicket haul . The Dutch seamer returned career-best (first class) figures of 7 for 98 but hosts Nottinghamshire continued to call the shots against Essex. Central to their strong position was captain Steven Mullaney who scored a fine 117 at a strike-rate of 73. Stuart Broad added a quickfire 42 at the end, allowing Nottinghamshire a massive 224-run first-innings lead. Essex, who were bowled out for a 99, gave a better account of themselves as conditions eased on Day 2, with Nick Browne’s unbeaten 60 taking them to 129 for 3 at Stumps. They still have a 95-run deficit to overcome and then set a competitive total to make a match out of this. In Birmingham, Michael Burgess completed his third first class 100 as the Warwickshire’s final three wickets added 80 to give the hosts a handy 343 score in their first innings. Burgess was the last man dismissed with Danny Briggs adding a… Read full this story
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