Notts Outlaws v Welsh Dragons:
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Featured News | 26th August 2012

Notts Outlaws bring the curtain down on this season’s CB40 campaign with the Welsh Dragons the visitors to Trent Bridge on Bank Holiday Monday.

Despite beating Durham Dynamos in a high scoring encounter Mick Newell’s side can no longer qualify for the semi-finals and can only play for pride.

The last time these sides met the Dragons narrowly came out on top by 2 runs via the D/L method.

In what could be Pattinson’s last appearance at Trent Bridge, having signed a 3 year deal with the Melbourne Renegades to play as a local player in the Big Bash, it would be fitting to see one of Notts most loyal servants end on a personal high.

Three wickets each for spin pair Samit Patel and Graeme White restricted the Dragons to 181-8 from their 40 overs with Ben Wright top scoring with 62 from 70 balls.

In a rain affected reply the Outlaws could only muster 107-5 from 21 overs meaning they left South Wales empty handed.

With the competition now over for the Outlaws Mick Newell is taking the opportunity to rotate his squad with Neil Edwards coming into the side to replace Michael Lumb at the top of the order for his first CB40 appearance for the county this season.

Under the stewardship of Adam Voges, Rikki Wessels will keep wicket as Chris Read is rested.

Scott Elstone looks set to come into the middle order to make just his third appearance of the CB40 campaign.

With Samit Patel away on England duty that all but confirms James Taylor’s place at the top of the Outlaws’ leading runscorer chart with 345 runs from 7 matches.

However, both Darren Pattinson and Graeme White can both stake their claim to become the Outlaws leading wicket taker in the competition.

With Samit Patel absent, his 15 wickets could be toppled by either Pattinson or White who both lie joint second in the wicket taking charts along with Andy Carter on 12 wickets each.

In what could be Pattinson’s last appearance at Trent Bridge, having signed a 3 year deal with the Melbourne Renegades to play as a local player in the Big Bash, it would be fitting to see one of Notts most loyal servants end on a personal high.

You simply could not write Darren Pattinson’s story.

Born in Grimsby, but raised in Australia, the fast bowler worked as a roof tiler before joined in Nottinghamshire in the summer of 2008.

Having played just 11 first class matches, he had to postpone a trip to Alton Towers with his children having been called up to play in a test match against South Africa at Headingley.

Despite only making a single test match appearance, England’s loss was Notts gain. 

Despite playing a major role in the County Championship victory of 2010, it is with the white ball where Pattinson has excelled.

He is currently second on Notts all-time leading t20 wicket taking list behind Samit Patel.

However, Pattinson has claimed the best bowling figures by a Notts bowler in t20 cricket when he claimed 5-25 against the Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston in 2011.

He also sits in both first and second place in terms of t20 wickets achieved in a season for Chris Read’s side with 23 and 20 wickets achieved in 2011 and 2010 respectively.

calum mckenzie

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