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Nottinghamshire promotion completes with satisfying read-off

Sussex 565 (Jordan 147, Burgess 146, Archers 72) and 229 for 7 December (Wales 103, Carter 4-106) with Nottinghamshire 477 (root 132, read 124)

only took one season. Nottinghamshire were relegated from Division 1 in 2016 and won promotion in 2017. After leading in Division 2 with distinction, they were groundbreakingly starting to see the bar they set, and for a while, few could match, and they eked out a second-place finish. The treble may not be there yet, but in everything Nottinghamshire has done in all forms of competition, winning the Royal London Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast, there is no taste of defeat. Essex may have won the county title, but Nottinghamshire are the best team in the country. Peter Morse’s first season in charge was a feat.

Only recently has there been reason to doubt this. They needed 12 points in their final game against Sussex to secure promotion and they got exactly 12. A wayward ball performance that saw them concede 565 in the first innings for Sussex, after reducing the hosts to 107 for 5. Then, needing all five batting points to fully complement the tie’s score, they fell to 65 at 5. Chris Reed, one last time, dragged his side out of a hole, and finally, came to the Promised Land.

Start of 1pm delay ends with handshake at 4.30pm: Sussex Instead of asking Nottinghamshire to bat, he waited for their time when Luke Wells completed a gorgeous hundred. After the handshake, Reed’s career was called off.

He was beaten by everyone, through the honor guard on the field, in a larger In front of him, reinforced by spectators and the entire Sussex team, greeted him as he left and went up the stairs to the Nottinghamshire dressing room. He told BBC Nottingham that it dawned on him only when he walked away and saw the applause honoring him. So are we. English cricket will continue, but it will be played without reading.

The quality of the reading shows his longevity from his stats: 348 games First class matches – 15 of which were Test matches in England – as well as 333 A-level matches and 119 T20 matches. A 16,237 batting average from 525 innings, 2500 innings and a batting average of 37.07 underscores his performance in front of the stump, transitioning from the wicket days as a pro to today, when they are called upon to pull out their bats with the ball rod weight. His 124 in the first innings pulled Nottinghamshire to the bonus points that confirmed their promotion. Of course, he sets the standard behind the stump that many aspire to but few can follow.

Read collected 1580 dismissals of various forms, of which 1101 were in the Sacked in a game – 1101 of them, today when he cleared three outfielders for a pop-up catch from Michael Burgess in the seventh second at Sussex – innings Ticket gate. He may well be the last English goalkeeper to have a thousand catches. He broke Thomas Oates’ record for the most dismissals of a Nottinghamshire goalkeeper against Derby County in early August. Now 982 – 938 catches and 44 stumps.

The last time I drank tea and went to the field, there was a small problem that could have been corrected. Read no wicket – first class, day trip or T20 – his name. He hit 16+ in first-class cricket. Egged on by some of his Nottinghamshire teammates, he bowled himself and grabbed a maiden wicket on his final bow. However, his head coach, former wicketkeeper Moores, had some wise advice: “You’ve been keeping the wicket for 20 years, and that’s how you should leave – bring your pads.”

For reading, this is not a personal milestone or honor he will miss. He brushed his hands through his hair as he walked up the loft steps from the middle, recording the applause, cheers, and every last moment. He even had to be reminded to grab a frame Sussex made for him to mark his last first-class game.

“I’m going to miss the good friends I made in the game,” he said . “Not only at Trent Bridge, but also at opponents. I’ll miss the cluttered little corner of my dressing room, then share beers, celebrate wins, and chew fat if something goes wrong.

“It’s getting harder and harder to try to maintain the level of expectations you have of yourself and that’s why I decided to retire. I feel like my The performance level will only go down, but I think I might not be out, but not too far. This is the last day of my career. “

Nottinghamshire finished the final day partly because it was tough. Until T20 Blast The Division 2 champions were all theirs until Finals Day when the second part of what looked like a fixed treble was secured.

They kicked the gas and first lost their unbeaten run to Worcestershire. Then they lost their claim to first place to Northamptonshire. Going into the final The two winners of the round are hoping to sneak a trophy and promotion to the second league respectively.

No matter how good they played in this game, when the promotion and Reid’s retirement wears off – and it will take a while – they must consider themselves very lucky. If Northamptonshire Not letting their overestimate slip and take a five-point penalty at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire finished second by one point and will not welcome a first-tier cricket team to Trent in 2018 Bridge.

Hough had a mixed championship season. Wells in Ben The season produced a shining fourth championship century, ending 2017 with his best first-class finish in a calendar year. His 103 points – 10 of his 97 balls – saw him finish 1,292 The second championship leads the second division. Only the great Kumar Sangakkara, who is about to retire from Surrey, with an extraordinary 1491 in the first division, has more in the competition.

Wells hits four sixes in his inning, all off-hand Matt Carter, at the end of Cromwell Road The sight line was straight and true above the screen and recliner and on the ground. When he was dismissed, Carter began to improve his stats as the Sussex batsmen came in, hit a few and moved on. The young The off-hand finished 4 of 17 rounds with a score of 106.

With Division 1 status confirmed, Nottinghamshire can recruit before next season. Over the past two years, they have lost some key players in the first team, such as James Taylor and Michael Rembu, and now Lost Red. They missed out on Keaton Jennings who opted to join Lancashire when Paul Coughlin joined the club. More deals going on behind the scenes.

Short-term it goes straight back to Nottingham as the festivities start on the road ahead of the players’ game on Saturday. They drink for promotion , for the last time, they’ll be drinking for Chris Reid.

Read At the end of my last post-match interview as captain and cricketer, He gave a perfect summary of 2017 in Nottinghamshire and his illustrious career: “It ended up working out well.”

Vithushan Ehantharajah is a sports reporter for ESPNcricinfo, Guardian, All Out Cricket and Yahoo Sport

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