Notts Outlaws captain Chris Read is confident that his team can maintain the momentum gathered in back-to-back victories over Yorkshire Carnegie and Durham Dynamos when Derbyshire Phantoms visit Trent Bridge on Monday (play commences 5:30pm).

Read put in a solid shift behind the stumps, catching Michael Di Venuto off the first ball of the innings, holding Gordan Muchall off Darren Pattinson and stumping Liam Plunkett.

“It’s great to have won our first home game in the competition in front of a terrific crowd,” said Read.

“Twenty20 cricket is very hectic and it’s certainly the most difficult competition in which to marry the keeping and captaincy because the games come thick and fast and a lot of decisions have to be made in a short time period.

“We’ll play 10 games in a 14 day period which we can cope with physically although it can become mentally draining which is why it is so important to have made a winning start and gathered some momentum.”

Samit Patel was awarded the man of the match award having knocked 56 and taken 1-16 off two overs.

“Samit relayed a message to the dressing room that 160 would be a good score in the conditions so we were pleased to reach 166 and then we managed to get the early wicket which can be so important,” said Read.

“The wicket offered assistance to the slower bowlers and Samit is bowling as well as I’ve seen him all year.

“Rob Ferley was fantastic and we had a very experienced bowler in Andre Adams to finish the game off.”