Match Report | 20th July 2008
Voges Stars In Dominant Victory
Adam Voges was in commanding form as Notts Outlaws enjoyed a comfortable victory against Hampshire to extend their lead at the summit of NatWest Pro40.
Voges scored 85 from 85 balls as Notts reached 231-9 from 40 overs and then took two fine slip catches to dismiss John Crawley and Michael Carberry as the Hawks struggled to 19-2 and never recovered.
Outlaws opener Graeme Swann set the tone with a quick fire 31 before he fell lbw to Chris Tremlett and Bilal Shafayat (45) and Matt Wood (27) made useful contributions in a game that Notts dominated throughout in front of a crowd of 8,390.
“Adam has done well for us in all forms of one day cricket and his partnership with Bilal won the game for us today,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“Graeme Swann gave us a good start and although it wasn’t massively one-sided, we always had control.
“We’ve performed well in this format for a couple of years now and if we can go to Gloucestershire and make it three out of three we’ll be in contention.”
Tremlett bowled Shafayat and Paul Franks to record figures of 3-54 but Hampshire’s early losses ruined any hopes of a successful run chase.
Swann rocked the middle order with 3-27 from his eight overs, his haul helped by a lightning quick reaction from Samit Patel who caught Michael Brown at mid-wicket.
Needing 55 runs from their final two overs, Mascarenhas hit successive sixes off Paul Franks and finished with a maximum against Mark Ealham as Hampshire finished on 200-9 to lose by 31 runs.