Graeme Swann produced the goods with batand ball as Notts Outlaws continued their excellent start to the Twenty20 Cupwith a 53-run thrashing of Derbyshire Phantoms.
Notts Outlaws 203-8 (Swann 61, Hussey 36,Fleming 25, Wagh 24)
Derbyshire Phantoms 150 (Swann 3-16, Ealham3-26, Ferley 2-29)
Notts Outlaws won by 53 runs
Swann's 61 from 43 balls got Notts off to aflying start and with assistance from David Hussey, Stephen Fleming and MarkWagh, the Outlaws roared to their third-highest score in Twenty20 cricket.
And although they looked set for a totalcloser to 220 after 15 overs, their efforts still proved far too good forDerbyshire from the moment Mark Ealham picked up two wickets in the second overof the visitors' innings.
Swann helped himself to three scalps tocomplete a fine all-round game, while fellow spinner Rob Ferley also enjoyedhis home debut with two wickets.
And Swann said: "In the first two games Ihaven't scored the runs I wanted to and I was keen to change that.
"Playing against Derbyshire was a greatextra incentive, and the crowd were great right from the start. That reallydoes make a difference and drives you on."
And the 28-year-old feels there's more tocome from the team, who are sitting pretty at the top of the North Group withseven points.
He added: "I know it's a cliché, but onceyou get on a roll it's that much easier to keep on winning. We've givenourselves the best possible start and want that to continue.
"Last year we showed what we can really doin this competition. We've got options all the way down the order with the bat -and against Derbyshire our normal big hitters didn't really get the chance toshow what they can do, which means we can still improve and that bodes well."