A composed innings from overseas recruit Adam Voges wasn’t enough to secure victory for Notts as Leicestershire Foxes held their nerve to defend a winning total of 219.

Voges finished unbeaten on 71 after a dramatic final over which climaxed with the Australian requiring a six from the final delivery.

Cobb won the battle to deny Voges a boundary and inflict a defeat which leaves the Outlaws needing to beat Durham to set up a winner takes all encounter at Warwickshire for a semi-final place.

Jake Ball took three wickets to underline his determination to play a more prominent role in Newell’s setup.

“Jake has had a good season and he’s impressed people at England Under 19s level and here as well,” said Newell who is expected to call up Paul Franks and Darren Pattinson for Monday’s fixture.

“It’s disappointing to lose a game by such a small margin but we’ve got another chance to make sure that the outcome of the group goes to the final game.”

Matthew Boyce was the architect of Leicestershire’s victory with 60 runs before falling lbw to Samit Patel whilst James Taylor made 58.

Notts struggled for impetus until Chris Read was united with Voges to put on 66 for the fifth wicket but the Outlaws fell five runs short at 215-9.