Wright on song in Warwickshire win

Chris Wright took his match haul to seven wickets as Warwickshire completed a 98-run victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Wright claimed three of the remaining seven wickets needed by the visitors on the third morning for their first win of the LV= County Championship Division One season, at the third attempt.

Notts took just three points to Warwickshire’s 21 for their troubles over the past three days.

Chris Wright celebrates removing James Taylor the first of two wickets in an over that also saw Riki Wessels dismissed during Warwickshire's 98-run win

Captain Ian Bell’s outstanding first-innings century helped to give the visitors a lead of 147 – and despite a wobble on day two, they were able to set Nottinghamshire an improbable 300 to win.

Notts began again today on 126 for three and almost immediately lost their nightwatchman Luke Fletcher, gone without addition to his overnight two runs when he failed to cope with the bounce and was caught at third slip off Wright, who took 4-70.

The next half hour favoured the hosts as James Taylor and Samit Patel tried to dig in.

But both went in a debilitating rush of three wickets for no runs in five balls.

Wright began the process when he had Taylor lbw for the second time in the match, and then got another one to kick on a helpless Riki Wessels who edged to second slip for a duck.

Nottinghamshire’s remaining likely lads for a successful chase were becoming increasingly thin on the ground, all the more so once Keith Barker struck with the first ball of the next over.

Patel was another to edge to the Bears’ very safe slip-catching cordon, Will Porterfield holding a good one for the second successive delivery.

As in the first innings, Chris Woakes nipped in with late wickets – starting with the important one of Chris Read, caught in the deep pulling, and then pinning Andy Carter in front lbw.

It fell to Oliver Hannon-Dalby to complete the formalities, number 11 Harry Gurney edging compliantly and appropriately into the slips – where Jeetan Patel this time took the catch low down.

Notts lost their last nine wickets for 83 runs to be bowled out for 201, with more than five sessions unused and their Australia Test seamer Peter Siddle unbeaten for the second time in the match, this time on 28.

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