Ealham rolls over Ireland

Notts secure comfortable win in Dublin

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Ealham rolls over Ireland

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Nottinghamshire 217-9 (A C Voges 60, K J O'Brien 4-31) v Ireland 161 (M A Ealham 4-39)

Nottinghamshire beat Ireland by 56 runs

Mark Ealham bowled Nottinghamshire to a 56-run victory over Ireland in Dublin.

The former England all-rounder claimed figures of 4-39 to help skittle Ireland for 161 in pursuit of a target of 218.

Number six Andrew White's 30 was the top score as the hosts never threatened to pull of the run chase.

Nottinghamshire's England seamers Stuart Broad and Ryan Sidebottom picked up a wicket apiece during their first appearances of the summer.

Earlier, Adam Voges hit 60 to bail the visitors out of some early trouble at 17-3 after they had been asked to bat.

Bilal Shafayat (0), Mark Wagh (0) and Will Jefferson (7) all departed cheaply before Australian left-hander Voges steadied the ship in the company of Samit Patel (28).

The fourth-wicket pair shared a stand of 88 and further contributions down the order from Chris Read (45), Graeme Swann (21) and Ealham (21) completed the recovery. Ireland medium pacer Kevin O'Brien finished with 4-31.

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