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David Hopps at Notts 95-6 v Hampshire 319
Notts are in relegation trouble - and it is getting worse. They have had a terrible morning against the First Division's bottom club, five wickets lost so far, with half-an-hour to go to lunch and Andy Carter, their gangling former pace bowler is sitting on a three-for.
One of his wickets was Riki Wessels, caught on the square leg boundary against the fourth ball he received. That rather sums it all up. Add the nightwatchman Jake Ball and demolished stumps for Steven Mullaney and it has been a happy return to Trent Bridge for Carter.
It is often all or nothing as far as Brendon Taylor is concerned and, as far as today is concerned it is virtually nothing. Notts surely expected more from him when he abandoned his career with Zimbabwe to spend his years in county cricket. He is an exciting signing who has not lived up to the billing.
Taylor was the fifth Notts wicket to fall, a good catch at midwicket by Mason Crane to reward a parsimonious spell by Gareth Berg.
Samit Patel has also departed with a comical limp, struck on the full by Brad Wheal and hobbling off with an lbw to his name.
If Notts win this, not only will they be in the mire, they will give Hampshire a lifeline, bringing shudders to the ranks of Surrey, in particular, and perhaps Durham and Lancashire too.
All this after Adam Wheater, Hampshire's century-maker, suggested that his side's total was below par.