Director of Cricket Mick Newell believes that the Outlaws’ first loss in the Twenty20 Cup will not damage their chances of qualifying for the knockout phase.

Notts suffered a final-ball defeat at the hands of Derbyshire Phantoms but remain poised in second position in the Northern Division ahead of  Wednesday’s trip to Durham.

“We didn’t bat as well as we have but we produced a competitive score and I thought we were slight favourites with four overs to go,” said Newell.

“Our catching and fielding was excellent but there was intense pressure towards the end of the game and we came up just short but no blame can be attached to individuals.

“It’s a very tight group and every game is important and it will only get harder as more games are played.

“We don’t like losing cricket matches but we have a positive record and we’re not unhappy with our position in the group.”

The Outlaws have already beaten Durham Dynamos and Yorkshire Carnegie and face Lancashire Lightning at Trent Bridge on Sunday (play commences 2:30pm).

Notts Outlaws Twenty20 Cup Ticket Information

Discounts of up to £3 per ticket are available on advanced tickets for Notts Outlaws home group fixtures at Trent Bridge when purchased before 4pm the day before each game.

Advance tickets cost £12 for adults, £7 for juniors and senior citizens and £31 for families (two adults and two children).

Groups of ten or more can buy tickets for the special price of £9.60 each in advance in person or by phone from the ticket office.

Group tickets are not available online and must be purchased before 4pm the day before the game.

Tickets are available on the day priced £15 for adults, £15 for senior citizens, £8 for juniors and £38 for families (two adults and two children).

To book, call 0870 168 8888 or buy online from the ticket section of the website.