TWENTY20 PLANS NEED RETHINK, ADMITS NEWELL
Notts Outlaws 139-5 (Read 29)
Derbyshire Phantoms 142-1
Derbyshire Phantoms won by nine wickets
The Director of Cricket admitted the side had underperformed in thecompetition and finished on a low note with a poor performance againstour derby rivals.
Said Newell: ?We have not got it right in Twenty20 at all. I stillthink we had the right group of players in the squad for thecompetition but they haven?t produced the goods on enough occasions.
?It?s not an area of cricket we have shown much skill at so far andclearly we need to think about what we want to do differently nextyear.?
We managed just 10 boundaries in our innings at Derby and were unableto accelerate in the closing overs under pressure from tight bowling.
Derbyshire cruised home and only Paul McMahon finished with much creditwith the ball, taking 1-22 from four overs on his season debut.
Added Newell: ?We had quite an inexperienced bowling attack and really needed a lot more runs on the board for them to defend.
?We were outplayed and allowed our Championship game with Glamorgan toget on our minds. We did have to prioritise for Friday, as Mark Ealhamand Stephen Fleming have had a sore knee and elbow to deal withrespectively, but it?s still very disappointing.
?These last two weeks have been great fun and the crowds have beenterrific. We need to produce more and make sure our fans go home happyin the future.?