Adams and Sidebottom rout Warks

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Andre Adams, Chris Read, David Hussey and Alex Hales

Division One leaders Nottinghamshire were brilliant in the field as they secured victory over bottom side Warwickshire in two days

Division One leaders Nottinghamshire produced a stunning display of seam bowling to claim an innings-and-55-run victory on day two of their LV= County Championship clash with Warwickshire.

Having begun the day on 13 without loss - 315 behind - Warwickshire were dispatched for 121 inside 55 overs in their first innings with Andre Adams picking up 4-14 from 13.1 overs.

He sent down nine maidens and bowled a remarkable 52 deliveries before conceding a run off the bat.

The shell-shocked visitors were then dismissed for 152 in their second innings, with England left-arm seamer Ryan Sidebottom claiming 5-35 - his best figures for Notts in four years.

Varun Chopra was the only Warwickshire batsman to pass 21 in either innings, hitting 54 before becoming one of Sidebottom’s victims.

Faced with ideal swing bowling conditions, Warwickshire struggled badly in the first session, adding just 64 for the loss of four wickets as Sidebottom, Adams and Paul Franks found prodigious movement in the air and off the seam.

Skipper Ian Westwood played and missed three times in one Sidebottom over before finally edging to wicketkeeper Chris Read to start the fall of wickets.

Out-of-form Darren Maddy handed Adams his first wicket with an awful cut edged to slip, before Jim Troughton and Chopra were trapped lbw.

Franks followed Adams’ lead with six straight maidens, removing Rikki Clarke and Ateeq Javid, and Sidebottom returned to dismiss Tim Ambrose and Keith Barker.

Imran Tahir and Boyd Rankin offered little resistance and, with Warwickshire 207 behind after losing their last nine wickets for 68 runs in 29 overs, they were asked to follow on.

The second innings was all over in just one session as Westwood and Maddy both fell cheaply again, although Chopra battled away to claim a half-century from 94 balls before he was dismissed by a Sidebottom yorker, who then uprooted Clarke’s off stump.

Troughton could not find any resistance and edged to Read, Ambrose was lbw first ball and Javid was bowled attempting to leave the ball for the second time in the day before Barker was caught behind.

Notts claimed the extra half-hour and wrapped up the game with an over to spare, Imran Tahir bowled by Franks and Chris Woakes slashing to second slip.

The victory saw Notts extend their lead at the top of Division One, while Warwickshire seem resigned to relegation with three games remaining.

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