Notts Outlaws defend their 100 per cent start in the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition when they host Warwickshire Bears.
The Outlaws top the group with five wins out of five, whilst their opponents are currently languishing in sixth position in the Group A table, with only one win from their six matches. Amongst their four defeats was an Edgbaston loss to the Outlaws last month.
Head to head
In one-day cricket Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire have met on 55 occasions, although four of the matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Notts lead the head-to-head with 27 wins to 23, with one match ending as a No Result.
Purely at Trent Bridge, Notts hold a 13-10 advantage, with two matches being called off.
First / Last Meeting
The first occasion in which Notts and Warwickshire met at Trent Bridge in the one-day format was on 3 May 1970, when the visitors won a John Player League encounter by 9-wickets.
Notts, skippered by Garfield Sobers, were bowled out for 88 – a total knocked off in 31 overs.
The most recent meeting in Nottingham was on 12 August 2010 when bad weather severely disrupted a Clydesdale Bank 40 group match.
Reduced to 16-overs per-side the Bears made 81 for six. In a race against an impending thunderstorm Notts got home in eight overs with David Hussey clubbing an unbeaten 34 from just 12 deliveries faced.
Nottinghamshire’s highest one-day score at home to Warwickshire came in 1985 when they racked up 251 for five.
The Bears highest in Nottingham is 276 for nine, achieved in 1993.
At the other end of the scale Notts poorest performance was the 88 all out in the first meeting in 1970, whilst Warwicks were dismissed for just 130 in 1991.
Highest individual scores for each side have been registered by Darren Bicknell (117* in 2001) and John Jameson (123* in 1973).
Kevin Saxelby’s 5-24 in 1989 is the best performance by a home bowler, with Michael Bell taking five for 21 in 2003 for the visiting side.
Played For Them Both
Born in Leamington Spa in 1949, Edward Ernest “Eddie” Hemmings had already played in 177 first-class matches for Warwickshire before joining Notts in 1979.
Having begun his career as a right-arm medium-pacer, the decision to switch to bowling off-spin reaped handsome dividends.
As well as helping his new side to County Championship success in both 1981 and 1987, Hemmings also became a Test match cricketer at the age of 33 – representing his country in 16 matches at that level, as well as in 33 ODIs.
For Nottinghamshire, the spinner became a prolific wicket-taker and consistent match-winner, eventually capturing 850 first-class wickets for the county, at an average of 27.86, with a best of 7-23. He also scored 4,366 runs at 17.74. He took a further 263 List A wickets in 268 matches.
Hemmings is perhaps best remembered by Notts fans for hitting the winning runs, off the final ball, to help his side defeat Essex in the Benson and Hedges Cup Final of 1989 – the last time that Notts reached a Lord’s Final.
Others to have appeared for both counties include; Dilip Doshi, Vasbert Drakes, Deryck Murray, Anurag Singh, Daniel Vettori and Mark Wagh.
Did You Know?
Nigel Murray, son of the former Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire and West Indies wicketkeeper Deryck Murray, is the Trent Bridge Ticket Office Manager.
Ten years ago today – 16 June 2003 – Notts played their first domestic Twenty20 home fixture, which ended in a seven-wicket victory over Lancashire. The visitors were bowled out in the final over for just 120, with Richard Logan taking 5-26. It would be eight years before those figures were bettered by another Notts bowler, Darren Pattinson. This inaugural success for the county was under the captaincy of Paul Franks.
In one-day cricket Chris Read has scored 4932 runs, Samit Patel has 3919 and Alex Hales 1943.
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