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White turns on the style

Graeme White & Chris Read

Left-arm spinner Graeme White claimed 5-35 - including three caught-and-bowled victims - to help Notts wrap up an ultimately comfortable win

Graeme White's maiden five-wicket haul spun Nottinghamshire up to second place in Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C as Scotland suffered a second defeat in as many days in Edinburgh.

Half-centuries from Alex Hales, the recalled Matt Wood and former England all-rounder Samit Patel set LV= County Championship leaders Nottinghamshire up for a imposing total of 256 for six after they won the toss at the Citylets Grange.

Scotland were bowled out for 213 in 35.3 overs in reply as they slipped to comprehensive 43-run loss.

Thrashed by Kent by nine wickets yesterday, Scotland got off to a flying start to their reply and were keeping pace with the run rate until left-arm spinner White intervened with four wickets in less than eight overs en route to figures of 5-35.

Scotland captain Gavin Hamilton was the first to fall in the 13th over when he was caught and bowled for 42 by White after sharing an opening stand of 83 with Ryan Watson.

George Bailey followed in identical fashion in the 19th over, with White striking again four balls later when he had 18-year-old debutant Freddie Coleman caught behind by former England wicketkeeper Chris Read.

Former Scotland captain Watson was White's final caught-and-bowled victim, departing in the 20th over for 48.

The home side had fallen well below the required run-rate and continued to ship wickets as they attempted to up the pace.

Neil McCallum made 19 before being removed by Steven Mullaney, and Majid Haq fell cheaply to Andy Carter.

Number five Richie Berrington was providing decent, if futile, resistance as he edged towards a half-century.

But batting partners continued to desert him as Marc Petrie succumbed to Paul Franks, Gordon Drummond was undone by returning England World Twenty20 hero Ryan Sidebottom, and Mullaney removed Goudie.

Berrington, who top-scored with 54, was last to fall when he was stumped by Read off White.

Notts' total was down to a real team effort with the bat but Hales was the star with nine fours and a six in his 51-ball 69.

His was the second wicket to fall in the 18th over after fellow opener Neil Edwards departed for 11.

Their scalps were claimed by Drummond and Ross Lyons respectively, but Goudie proved Scotland's star with the ball, taking three of the next four Notts wickets to finish with 3-56.

His victims included Wood, who made 60, former England international Ali Brown and Mullaney, while Patel’s innings of 61 off 56 balls was ended by Berrington.