Notts cricket captain Chris Read gets guard of honour as he bats at Trent Bridge for final time

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Chris Read walking out to bat for the final time at Trent Bridge (Picture: @TrentBridge)

Nottinghamshire cricket captain Chris Read received a guard of honour as he walked out to bat for the final time at Trent Bridge.

Chris Read is playing in his final game at Trent Bridge as Notts host Worcestershire in a County Championship Division 2 clash.

He scored 26 runs in Notts’ first innings as the home side reached 193 all out before bowling Worcestershire out for 243.

In Notts’ second innings, the Outlaws are 249/8 after 69 overs at the time of writing with Chris Read on 34 not out.

Video: Chris Read walking out at Trent Bridge for the final time (Credit: @TrentBridge)

Speaking before his final innings, Read said: “There will obviously be a few emotions flying around but we know what a crucial game it is in our season.

“We’re playing against Worcestershire who are also challenging for promotion and the title and it’s about getting out there and getting the job done.

“I’d love to come off the field at the end of that game having won that fixture and putting ourselves in a really good position and being able to sort of say goodbye to the fans knowing that our job is looking all but done.”

Video: Chris Read speaking before his final innings (Credit: @TrentBridge)

Read is captaining the Outlaws in his 10th year and is playing for the Nottinghamshire outfit for his 20th year.

The 39-year-old was part of the squad that secured the white ball double of the One Day Cup and the T20 Blast and he is hoping to steer his team back into the top flight of the County Championship.

Notts have two more matches in the County Championship this season – both away at Northamptonshire and Sussex.

Video: Read hitting a six in his final innings (Credit: @TrentBridge)

Chris Read made his decision this would be his final season before a ball had been bowled in the 2017 season.

Speaking in March, he said: “I think everyone knows when their time has come to an end – I’ve had a wonderful career here at Nottinghamshire and had that feeling that it was time to move on.”

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