Fixture News | 4th August 2007

Worcester win vital, says Newell

Notts must get back to winning ways if they want to claim the NatWest Pro-40 League title, according to Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

NatWest Pro-40 League Division One
August 5: Notts Outlaws v Worcestershire Royals
Start time: 1.45pm
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With only eight matches in the competition, Newell believes a side can only afford two defeats at most if they want to challenge for top spot.

Notts got their campaign off to a flying start with a convincing victory over Warwickshire Bears but then lost to Hampshire Hawks on Wednesday.

Newell has emphasised the need for an immediate response to his troops and said: "There's not a lot of room for error and we know we must get a run of victories under our belt.

"I don't mind the competition being condensed in that way, as it should increase the intensity of the matches and therefore the quality.

"We've done well in the season without taking the final step that would see us claim some silverware in one-day cricket.

"You only have to look at the narrow gap between teams at the bottom of the table last year to realise how the little things will count."

Worcestershire are top of Division One with two wins and a wash-out from their opening three matches.

Phil Jaques, Vikram Solanki and Graeme Hick have all been in the runs in the competition but Newell added: "We had a good win at their place in the FPT early in the season and will look to repeat that performance.

"They've got some talented batsmen but so have we, and it should be an exciting, high-scoring match."

Swann, Fleming (capt), Wagh, Hussey, Patel, Read (wkt), Shafayat, Clough, Hogg, Ferley, Harris, Franks.

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