Chapple and Kerrigan limit Notts

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Glen Chapple and Simon Kerrigan shared eight wickets as County Champions Lancashire dominated predecessors Nottinghamshire.

In the first LV= County Championship game at under-reconstruction Old Trafford since Notts dramatically secured the 2010 Division One title on the last day of the season, the visitors were dismissed for 169 - Samit Patel top-scoring with 69.

Seamer Chapple and leg-spinner Kerrigan returned 4-44 and 4-45 respectively before Lancashire made 48 for one, Andre Adams trapping Paul Horton in front to herald the end of play.

England seamer James Anderson earlier endured an injury scare while making his season debut, as were England team-mates Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann.

Glen Chapple

Glen Chapple traps Alex Hales in front for the second of his four wickets as Notts were 169 all out before Lancashire closed on 48 for one

He was taken to hospital for X-rays after sustaining two blows to his right thumb in the morning session, but got away with bruising instead of the feared fracture and was able to bowl again in the afternoon.

He spent two further periods off the field as the game progressed, however, receiving ice treatment and applying strapping to the affected hand at the start of the evening’s play.

Lancashire started strongly after being asked to field first by visiting skipper Chris Read.

Anderson was miserly from the off, bowling 10 overs on the bounce at a cost of only eight runs, but it was veteran skipper Chapple who did the real damage.

He bowled Neil Edwards, had Alex Hales lbw and then added the scalp of Michael Lumb to leave Nottinghamshire 16 for three.

The latter wicket saw Anderson take his first blow, parrying a catch to Ashwell Prince, who took the rebound. The second came as he fielded a James Taylor drive off his own bowling.

He finished his spell in no apparent discomfort, but left the field immediately afterwards and headed for his X-ray.

Patel showed good application to hold down his end but lost more partners after lunch, Taylor giving Chapple a fourth success and Read bowled by Luke Procter.

Kerrigan then took two in two balls just before tea, Paul Franks and Broad both caught at short-leg by Steven Croft.

Swann cut the hat-trick ball for four, but was given lbw to Kerrigan in the first over back.

Patel’s half-century came off 149 balls but he fell just after hitting the first six of the match, with Kerrigan also having last man Adams stumped to match Chapple’s four-wicket haul.

Nottinghamshire had 15 overs to try and get back into the game, but Horton and Stephen Moore accumulated steadily until Adams struck in the final over.

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