Match Report | 2nd May 2010
Clydesdale Bank 40
Nottinghamshire 180 for 7 (24.0 overs)
Hampshire 145 for 7 (24.0 overs)
Nottinghamshire beat Hampshire by 35 runs
Rain on the south coast saw the match reduced to 24 overs per side with Hampshire posting 145-7 in response to 180-7 from Notts.
Dominic Cork removed Hashim Amla and Alex Hales in the same over and Mullaney in his next but the wickets didn’t dent the run rate with Chris Read (31) and Paul Franks (22) scoring useful runs in the middle order.
Neil Edwards came into the Outlaws line-up in place of Mark Wagh but didn’t bat as the visitors looked to their most aggressive batsmen following the reduction in overs. Amla and Ali Brown shared an opening stand of 27 before Alex Hales joined Amla and struck two sixes in an assertive knock of 41.
Hampshire slipped from 43-0 to 63-5 as Mullaney returned 3-24 from his five overs to inflict a fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions on the Royals.
Spin pair Samit Patel and Graeme White each took a wicket with Luke Fletcher returning 2-41 as Notts bounced back from last week’s defeat against Leicestershire.