May 30: totesport League Division One
Notts Outlaws 154 (Hussey 43)
Essex Eagles 158-4

Eagles won by four wickets

Newell was dismayed by another poor batting performance against Essex, as the visitors condemned us to our fifth straight defeat in Division One.

And he believes the team may require more changes to get off the mark against Glamorgan in Swansea in their fight against relegation.

He said: "There are no excuses from a batting point of view. It was woeful.

"We are not giving our bowlers any chance to win us matches. They are working very hard in four-day cricket but aren't getting the chance to earn any reward at the weekends.

"Our options are fairly limited with the bat but we will have another look at things. There's a case for bringing in fresh faces, hopefully with a positive attitude, to help get us going."

England veteran Darren Gough did the damage with the ball after we were asked to bat first, removing openers Jason Gallian and Darren Bicknell and returning to claim the wickets of Samit Patel and Ryan Sidebottom.

Despite David Hussey's 43, our total of 154 never looked like being enough and although Sidebottom again impressed with 2-15 from seven overs, the result was never in doubt.