Samit Patel's unbeaten century helped Notts Outlaws complete a Clydesdale Bank 40 double over Hampshire Royals.

Patel struck 9 fours and 4 sixes in his 108-run knock as Notts set Hampshire a victory target of 266.

Boundary laden forties from Alex Hales and Ali Brown helped Notts to maintain a consistent scoring rate and economical bowling from Graeme White and Steven Mullaney restricted Hampshire to 253-7 in reply.

“Samit needed a big score and he played himself in nicely and kicked on today which is what I wanted to see from him,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell,

“Alex Hales and Ali Brown batted nicely and I thought that Steven Mullaney and Graeme White were terrific with the ball.

“The win is important but it was a mixed performance from us and I expect us to maintain higher standards in the field.”

Sean Ervine's 96 kept the game alive until the final over with the vistors requiring 16 runs from the final five deliveries to snatch victory but Charlie Shreck caught Nic Pothas off Paul Franks to erase the Royals' fading hopes.