Notts Outlaws play their final group match in this season’s Royal London One-Day Cup on Wednesday when they face Hampshire at Trent Bridge.
Despite suffering their first defeat in the competition on Monday, the Outlaws have already qualified for the quarter finals and will play a home match next week on a date still to be confirmed.
This match has immense significance for the south coast visitors, who currently sit in third place in the Group B table and may need to win or risk missing out altogether on a place in the last eight.
Their home defeat to Lancashire Lightning on Monday means they currently sit third, on eight points, with Kent Spitfires, Lancashire Lightning and Warwickshire Bears all within one point.
Head To Head
Nottinghamshire and Hampshire have met 50 times in the various one-day competitions, with the south coast side leading the head-to-head comparison by 28 wins to 22.
Notts have hosted 22 of the fixtures. In 1970 the sides met at the John Player ground on Aspley Lane in Nottingham; the other 21 meetings have all been at the county headquarters at Trent Bridge.
In Nottinghamshire, each county has won on 11 occasions, although Hampshire haven’t been successful since 2009.
In fact, home and away, recent honours have gone to Notts, winners of all of the last four meetings.
Notts Outlaws claimed a six-wicket victory over Hampshire Royals when the sides last met in Nottingham.
The Clydesdale Bank 40 fixture, played in July 2012, saw Notts pick up their fourth straight win over the Southampton-based side.
After being put in, the Hampshire Royals posted a score of 230 for seven from their 40 overs, with James Vince making an undefeated 102. The wickets were shared amongst the home bowlers with Samit Patel, Andy Carter and Darren Pattinson claiming two each, with Graeme White getting the other one to fall.
James Taylor made 74 in the successful run chase, after Alex Hales had given the innings some early impetus with a hard-hitting 70, the Outlaws completed their success with 17 deliveries to spare.
The only time that Notts have hosted Hampshire away from Trent Bridge was in 1970 when a John Payer League match was played at the (appropriately-named) John Player Ground, on Aspley Lane, Nottingham. Notts won by 34 runs with Mike Harris scoring 104 not out, sharing a second wicket stand of 158 with Basharat Hassan.
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori played just one List A match for Notts during his brief stint on the Trent Bridge staff in 2003. The slow left arm spinner featured in a five-wicket triumph over Hampshire, at The Rose Bowl, taking the wicket of John Francis in a spell of 9-0-36-1.
Andrew “AJ” Harris claimed one five-wicket haul in List A cricket during his time at Nottinghamshire. Playing at Trent Bridge against Hampshire in 2000 he took five for 35 in an eight-wicket victory.
Played For Them Both
Dan Christian is likely to feature for the Outlaws against one of his previous English counties. The Australian international played for Hampshire during the late summer of 2010 and made one first class and one List A appearance for them.
More significantly, he was a member of their victorious T20 winning side. Christian took a couple of catches and a wicket in the final against Somerset but his involvement at the death was decisive.
Although he only made three not out, it wasn’t without incident. He scored two runs from the penultimate ball of the match – but pulled a hamstring in doing so. After a lengthy delay Jimmy Adams came out to act as a runner for him.
Knowing that a single would do it for Hampshire, a scrambled leg bye dashed Somerset’s hopes, although the crestfallen Cider Men might have had the last laugh as Christian, as well as Adams, had run the last single and should have been run out.
Other players to have represented both Nottinghamshire and Hampshire include; Andre Adams, Simon Francis, Richard Logan, Michael Lumb, Kevin Pietersen, Bilal Shafayat, Mike Taylor and Adam Voges.
Highest Team Total:
Notts: 277-4 (Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 2012)
Hants: 283-9 (Trent Bridge, 1972)
Highest Individual Total:
Notts: 115* JWA Taylor (Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 2012)
Hants: 131 RA Smith (Trent Bridge, 1989)
Notts: 5-16 CM Tolley (County Ground, Southampton 1996)
Hants: 6-35 KD James (County Ground, Southampton, 1996)
Samit Patel (143) needs seven more wickets to become only the third all-rounder (after Richard Hadlee and Clive Rice) to score more than 2,500 runs and reach 150 wickets for Notts in one-day cricket.
Steven Mullaney (976) needs 24 runs to reach 1,000 in one-day cricket.
Jake Ball (47) needs three wickets to reach 50 in one-day cricket.
Luke Fletcher (45) needs five wickets to reach 50 in one-day cricket.
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