General News | 1st July 2004
Outlaws' six-shooter duel
Hussey has thrown down a challenge by claiming he will hit more sixes than Pietersen during the course of the competition.
And he has backed his strong words with strong action by agreeing that whoever loses the bet must hand over ?200 to Sport Relief.
Said Hussey: "This competition is all about fun and excitement and I thought it would add an extra dimension to issue the challenge.
"KP has a reputation as a big hitter and I must admit that he does give the ball a whack. But I also like it hitting it to the boundary - preferably over the ropes - and it will be really interesting to see who comes out on top."
Hussey didn't get off to the best of starts in the opening match of the tournament against Durham, making only four runs before being dismissed, but Pietersen hit one maximum into the Parr Stand in his match-winning knock of 67.
Pietersen fired seven sixes in Twenty20 last season - including several that found their way out of the ground into Bridgford Road - and he said: "My reputation is at stake but I am quietly confident.
"These Aussies tend to talk a good game and Dave seems to fancy his chances but I have a track record in this competition. He still has to prove himself."
The duel continues tomorrow evening at 5.30pm when Notts Outlaws take on Yorkshire Phoenix at Trent Bridge tonight, with another home fixture against Derbyshire Scorpions this Friday.
Advance tickets are available up to the day before each match, costing ?8 for adults and ?4 for children and OAPs, with a family ticket for two adults and two children costing ?20.
Seats on the day cost ?10, ?5 and ?25, with all tickets available from the Trent Bridge Ticket Office on 0870 168 8888 or by visiting www.trentbridge.co.uk