Notts Outlaws v Scottish Saltires:
Featured News | 21st July 2012
Scotland are the visitors to Trent Bridge this Sunday following Notts Outlaws six wicket victory against the Hampshire Royals on Tuesday evening.
The Saltires were last in action last Sunday as they succumbed by 60 runs to the Somerset Sabres.
When Chris Read’s side travelled to the Grange for the corresponding fixture in May, openers Calum Macleod (58 not out) and Josh Davey (44 not out) successfully put on 108 for the first wicket to secure a rare Duckworth Lewis victory for the Saltires.
However, the last time these two sides met at Trent Bridge in August 2010 it was an altogether different affair.
A swashbuckling innings of 80 from 67 balls by David Hussey ensured the Outlaws posted an imposing 260-5 from their 40 overs.
Despite late order resistance, led by wicketkeeper Dougie Lockhart, Paul Franks weighed in with 3-22 from his 6 overs to seal the home side’s victory by 75 runs.
Notts Outlaws are now halfway through their CB40 campaign having played 6 of their 12 group games.
England Lions captain James Taylor is head and shoulders above the rest (no pun intended) in terms of runs scored for the Outlaws in this competition with 277 runs.
Taylor continued his impressive run of form in this competition with a score of 74 from 83 balls (6x4) on Tuesday night against the Hampshire Royals.
Samit Patel is James Taylor’s nearest challenger at the top of the Outlaws CB40 run scoring charts with 183 runs from his six innings.
Darren Pattinson continues to lead the way in terms of wickets for the Outlaws in CB40 cricket.
In total, Pattinson has taken 11 wickets the CB40 this season, including the crucial wickets of Liam Dawson and Kabir Ali on Tuesday night.
Despite going for 48 runs from his 5 overs earlier this week, Pattinson’s average remains an enviable 16.18.
As well as being involved in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition, Scotland continue to play in ICC Inter-Continental Cup and the ICC World Cricket League.
Their most recent international victory saw them chase down 176 inside 43 overs to defeat Canada at Ayr.
Once again opener Calum MacLeod impressed with a score of 99 from 127 balls.
Whilst many of the Scottish Saltires squad remain an unknown quantity, all-rounder Preston Mommsen had a short spell with Leicestershire this season having impressed in Second XI cricket.
Durban born Mommsen was drafted into the Foxes squad for the County Championship match with Kent but he failed to take a wicket and scored just 14 runs in the match as Kent won by an innings and 279 runs.
Calum McKenzie is a freelance sports journalist who regularly commentates on Notts Outlaws matches for the in-ground commentary headsets provided by the RNIB. Blind and partially sighted visitors to Trent Bridge can collect headsets from Radcliffe Road reception.