Fixture News | 29th June 2007

Notts ready to topple Foxes

Rob Ferley expects to get plenty more opportunities to impress in the Twenty20 Cup and believes Notts can replace Leicestershire as the dominant force in the Midlands in the competition.

Twenty20 Cup North Group
June 30: Leicestershire Foxes v Notts Outlaws
Start time: 2.40pm

Ferley's coolness under pressure shone through as he bowled the Outlaws to victory in the final over against Yorkshire Phoenix.

And it's something he's ready to do again in the competition as Notts push on for a place in the quarter-finals for the second year running.

He said: "We have got a very methodical structure to the way we approach Twenty20 and the results have been clear for the last two years.

"Teams do this kind of analysis for Championship matches and it makes sense to repeat that in all competitions.

"Compared to how my old club Kent used to play matches, there's a lot of planning in place here and most importantly, everyone of us knows our roles and what we're expected to do.

"For me, that includes bowling the final overs in the innings. Seamers are always associated with bowling at the death, but to my mind spinners can be more accurate, so why shouldn't we do it?

"When we went into the competition I was told I might be one of the guys bowling at the end and we practiced and prepared with that in mind.

"Leicestershire led the way with that kind of planning in the first few years of the competition. Now hopefully we can take that mantle from them in the region and become a consistent force in Twenty20."

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