A fruitful third wicket partnership between Alex Hales and Samit Patel went unrewarded as Notts Outlaws slipped to a seven-wicket defeat to Yorkshire.

Hales and Patel steered Notts to 102 inside 12 overs before quick wickets slowed the scoring rate. Notts posted 158-7 with Hales contributing 62 having watched Ali Brown (8), Matt Wood (2) and David Hussey (10) depart.

The Outlaws’ lower order struggled for runs with Paul Franks (3) and Bilal Shafayat (8) run out 5 balls apart.

“Alex and Samit got us into a good position but we didn’t build on it and that’s cost us today,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“Basic aspects of our game weren’t very good and we need to be better than that against Durham at Trent Bridge tomorrow and post a more competitive score.

“We got into a good position but our batting left a lot to be desired in the last nine overs.”

Darren Pattinson conceded 19 runs in his first over as the Outlaws made a sluggish start to their defence. Dirk Nannes, Samit Patel and Graeme White bowled economically but Pattinson and Franks were punished as Yorkshire cruised to their victory target with 10 balls to spare.

Adam Lyth’s 43 and 29 from Herschelle Gibbs laid firm foundations and Anthony McGrath and Gerard Brophy steered the hosts home.

Newell will be able to call on Ryan Sidebottom for Friday's game against Durham Dynamos at Trent Bridge and Chris Read is rated as fifty-fifty to return to the side.

Notts Outlaws v Durham Dynamos Ticket Information
Friday 25th June, 6pm, Trent Bridge
Adults £15
Senior Citizens £15
Under 16s £8