Match Report | 27th June 2008
Outlaws Eliminated From Twenty20 Cup
Notts Outlaws are out of the Twenty20 Cup after suffering a 9 wicket loss against Yorkshire Carnegie at Trent Bridge.
Visiting openers Gerard Brophy and Andrew Gale did the damage with a partnership of 99 to help Yorkshire to their target with two overs to spare.
A season’s best crowd off 11,471 saw Anthony McGrath hit a winning six to secure a quarter-final place for Yorkshire who finished third in the Northern Division.
"We didn't put enough runs on the board," said Notts Captain Chris Read.
"Par would have been 160 and we were well short but credit to Adil Rashid who ripped out our middle order.
"We've played 10 games in 14 days which is intensive but you can see the popularity of the event from the crowd and we're disappointed that it ended with four defeats."
Adam Voges survived a debatable run out claim as Notts made 136-7 after winning the toss and electing to bat.
The Australian batsman faced an agonising wait when a replay was called for following a direct hit from Anthony McGrath. The television match official ruled that the bails were flicked off by the hands of the waiting fielder before the ball made contact and Voges went on to top score for the Outlaws with 39.
Matt Wood, recalled to the opening partnership for his first Notts appearance in the Twenty20 Cup, was bowled by Matthew Hoggard for ten and Will Jefferson made 19 before he was caught by Rashid off Bresnan.
Chris Read took the initiative in the final overs to reach 30 from 24 balls but a devastating spell from Rashid, the pick of Yorkshire’s bowlers, taking 4-24, frustrated the Outlaws.