Notts Outlaws continued their fine form in this summer’s Friends Life t20 with an emphatic six wicket win over local rivals Derbyshire Falcons.
Before the fixture, both sides were in possession of an unbeaten record, and it was the Outlaws who retained theirs with an accomplished performance that saw the side complete their almost customary run chase at a canter.
Captain David Hussey won the toss and elected to field first, the Outlaws chasing once again, a strategy that had worked well thus far in the competition.
"Samit Patel (3-16) took matters into his own hands in the 16th, taking two wickets in as many balls."
With a winning total of 116 in sight, Lumb started the Notts Outaws innings imperiously, moving to 18 inside three overs after finding the boundaries at will, with Alex Hales content to give his partner the strike.
He continued to punish wayward deliveries and by the five over mark the pair had reached 40 for no loss. The fifth saw the introduction of Wainwright and two wickets fell in as many deliveries. Hales departed for 10, clean bowled, before the bowler trapped Riki Wessels first ball.
Taylor denied Wainwright his hat-trick, and alongside Lumb Notts had progressed steadily to 65 by the half way point. The second half continued in the same manner, before Lumb took matters into his own hands, launching a massive six off Madsen before being run out with the next ball just one shy of yet another Notts fifty.
Hussey (11*) strode to the crease with Notts requiring 24, and with memories of explosive knocks against Leicestershire and Lancashire still fresh, he continued at the same pace as the rest of the innings.
Taylor’s was the last wicket to fall, caught at first slip off Wainwright for an accomplished 34. Samit Patel (8*) joined his captain and thanks to a fine selection of boundaries, the pair ensured victory for the Outlaws with 15 balls to spare.
After losing the toss, the hosts started their innings in nightmare fashion. Butler struck early, finding Durston’s edge in the second over, before Hughes tamely sliced Gurney’s first delivery of the third to Taylor for 0, leaving the hosts rocking on 7-2.
From there, Madsen and Chanderpaul steadied the ship, adding 38 before Ball struck in the eighth, the West Indian caught behind for 13. Madsen was the next to depart, falling foul of some excellent fielding from Chris Read, running him out at the bowlers end for 36.
Samit Patel was the next bowler to pick up a wicket, that of Redfern for just three. With seven overs remaining, the Falcons had been pinned back to 78-5. Jake Ball (2-20) returned to the attack and with his first delivery took his second and the stumps of Poynton for 6.
Samit Patel (3-16) then took matters into his own hands in the 16th, taking two wickets in as many balls. The first saw Clare sky one that was gratefully taken by Taylor on the boundary, before beating Morkel’s bat to bowl him with the very next delivery. With four overs remaining, Derbyshire had 84 runs and two wickets left.
Their 100 came with the first ball of the 19th, Gurney’s last over, the left armer finishing with figures of 1-14.
Butler (2-34) closed out the innings with another, having Groenewald caught almost on the rope by Mullaney, the hosts finishing with 115-9 from their 20 overs.
Notts Outlaws face Durham Dynamos tomorrow afternoon, with play starting at 2.30pm.
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Notts Outlaws Friends Life t20 matches at Trent Bridge
Friday 19 July Vs Durham Dynamos - 6pm TICKETS
Tuesday 23 July Vs Derbyshire Falcons - 6.30pm TICKETS
Friday 26 July Vs Yorkshire Vikings - 6pm TICKETS
Sunday 28 July Vs Lancashire Lightning - 2.40pm TICKETS
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