Notts Outlaws began their Friends Life t20 campaign with an excellent batting performance to see off local rivals Leicestershire Foxes.

The Outlaws were set well on their way for their 184-run chase after Michael Lumb made an excellent half-century from 29 deliveries, including eight boundaries.

“It was good, a nice wicket to play on and it's nice to start the tournament with a win and a decent score,” he said.

“It's always great playing at a packed Trent Bridge.”

Debutant Ian Butler took three wickets to slow down the visitors' progress in the first innings, and after facing the pacy New Zealander in England colours, Lumb was sure that he'd make an impression in the green and gold.

"it was a clinical performance from us to seal the match.” Michael Lumb

"It's great for him, he's a really good guy, he works hard and that was a performance to match," he said.

“Looking down our order there was a lot of batting. The bowlers did well and it was a clinical performance from us to seal the match.”

The Outlaws face a run of fixtures on the road over the coming weeks, with visits to Lancashire, Derbyshire, Durham and Leicestershire before returning to Trent Bridge on July 19.

“We get to go away, look to get a couple of wins on the road and then come back and get another result in our second fixture,” said Lumb.

“This was only our first fixture, but we're confident as a team and I'm sure that results will come.”