Match Report | 24th June 2008
Outlaws Fall Short At Grace Road
Adam Voges was the standout performer in an otherwise toothless Outlaws top order as Leicestershire Foxes recorded the first win of their Twenty20 Cup campaign at Grace Road.
Chasing 131 after Charlie Shreck ripped through the Foxes with figures of 4-22, Leicestershire seamer Naddeem Malik took a wicket in each of his four overs to leave Notts 41-4 and some way short of their modest target.
James Allenby, Leicestershire’s top scorer with 57, bowled Chris Read for three and had Andre Adams and Paul Franks caught before Shreck was run out to end the innings six runs short of victory on 126.
“Adam aside, our top order didn't deliver and I can talk as much as I want but when the game starts, it’s up to them to perform,” said Newell, who saw few positives in his side’s batting performance aside from Voges’ knock of 57.
“We weren’t complacent but our shot selection and execution was poor and we made a lot of mistakes.
“A score in the 130’s shouldn’t have been enough for Leicestershire to win the game but credit to them because they stuck at it and Nadeem Malik bowled very well.
“It didn’t need too many decent partnerships for us to reach our target but we didn’t get going until it was too late.
“We’ve got two very important fixtures to prepare for and we’ll stay positive and do everything that we can to qualify for the quarter-finals.”
Mark Wagh will replace Matt Wood in Newell’s 14-man squad for the remaining group fixtures and could be included in a re-ordered batting line-up.
Notts will qualify for the knockout stage if they win against Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford and Yorkshire Carnegie at Trent Bridge and one win from two could see them through as a top-scoring third-placed team.