Mick Newell hopes to make amends for Monday’s Twenty20 Cup defeat against Derbyshire when Leicestershire Foxes visit Trent Bridge this evening (play commences 5.30pm).
The Outlaws’ Director of Cricket saw yesterday’s game against Durham fall victim to persistent rain but with bright weather forecast this evening, Notts will be looking to get back on track.
“We would always prefer for the game to be played but the rain never stopped and there never seemed to be any prospect of getting started,” said Newell.
“Our head-to-head record with Durham means that it perhaps favours us that there was no result but it’s a tight group and I think we’ll need to win at least four of our six games to progress to the quarter-finals.
“We’re one of two teams in the group that have only lost one game and we’ve got a game in hand against the sides that are above us so it’s in our hands.”
Leicestershire Foxes are bottom of the Northern Division having lost all four of their fixtures but have an enviable record in the Twenty20 Cup.
They reached the semi-finals in 2003 and 2005 and were crowned champions in 2004 and 2006.
“Leicestershire possess some excellent batsmen in Ackerman, Nixon and Dipenaar and they have some good spinners as well,” he said.
“They will provide tough opposition and it’s another game against local rivals that we’re keen to come out on top.”
Newell will select his side from an unchanged squad with Chris Read, Chris Cairns, Andre Adams and Adam Voges all expected to play a part.
Notts Outlaws (from): Will Jefferson, Andre Adams, Samit Patel, Adam Voges, Bilal Shafayat, Chris Read, Mark Ealham, Paul Franks, Gareth Clough, Rob Ferley, Darren Pattinson, Charlie Shreck, Matt Wood, Chris Cairns
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 from the ticket point on Bridgford Road 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.
Group tickets and season passes are only available from the ticket line.
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017
ENGLAND v WEST INDIES