Notts Outlaws head to Cardiff for their next Royal London One-Day Cup match, facing Glamorgan at the SWALEC in a day/night match which begins on Wednesday (2.00pm).
Glamorgan have made an impressive start to the competition, defeating Middlesex by 7 wickets, at home on Saturday and then following it up by chasing down 308 to defeat Surrey by 3 wickets at The Oval on Sunday.
Notts began within a 29 run over Sussex at Horsham on Sunday before maintaining their unbeaten start with a thrilling tie in yesterday’s home match against Somerset.
Head To Head
Notts and Glamorgan have met 48 times in one-day competition, with the Outlaws slightly ahead, with 23 wins and 21 losses.
Three matches have been abandoned without a ball being bowled and there has also been one No Result.
In Wales there have been 22 previous meetings, spread over 5 different venues.
St Helens in Swansea has staged the fixture on 11 occasions, Colwyn Bay 4, Ebbw Vale 2 and the 1989 match was played at Stradey Park, Llanelli.
Incredibly, then, Notts have only played four one-day matches in Cardiff and the most recent, an AXA Equity and Law League match in 1995 was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Of the other matches, Glamorgan won by 6 wickets in a 1988 Benson and Hedges Cup match and triumphed by just one run in the same competition in 1991.
That same year saw Notts only victory in Cardiff, with a Chris Broad century helping the visitors to a 4-wicket success.
The last one-day meeting between Notts Outlaws and Glamorgan was the Final of the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition, last September at Lord’s.
Notts posted 244-8, with captain Chris Read making 53, having shared in a stand of 99 with David Hussey, who added 42.
At 108-2 Glamorgan sensed victory but a superb spell of left-arm spin bowling from Samit Patel titled the contest towards the Outlaws. Patel claimed the wickets of Chris Cooke, Jim Allenby and Murray Goodwin to seal man of the match-winning figures of 3-21.
Ajmal Shahazad (3-33) also made serious inroads, leaving Stuart Broad to take the final three wickets (3-29) to give Notts victory by 87 runs as Glamorgan folded for 157 in 33 overs.
SUNDAY 14th JUNE 1987
Nottinghamshire defeated Glamorgan in a Refuge Assurance League match at Ebbw Vale but there was something for the home fans to cheer about as Geoff Holmes took a hat-trick by dismissing Paul Johnson, David Fraser-Darling and Bruce French.
SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 1994
Bowling against Glamorgan in an AXA Equity and Law League
match at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire’s Kevin Evans claimed the only List A hat-trick of his career, dismissing Roland Lefebvre, Colin Metson and Steve Watkin in successive deliveries. All were clean bowled, as were Tony Cottey and Robert Croft earlier in the innings, Evans collecting match-winning figures of 5-29.
SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2000
Nottinghamshire Outlaws won promotion from the second division of the Norwich Union League after a tense three-run victory over Glamorgan Dragons at Trent Bridge. The home side made 229-9, with half-centuries from Paul Johnson and Usman Afzaal, before restricting their opponents to 226-9.
Played For Them Both
Hard-hitting, right-handed, opening batsman Paul Todd was born at Morton, near Southwell, in March 1953. His Nottinghamshire debut came towards the end of the 1972 season when he appeared against Warwickshire at Trent Bridge, making 66 before being forced to retire hurt with a broken jaw. Over the course of the next decade he played in a total of 156 first-class matches for Notts, scoring 7,168 runs at an average of 27.56. His highest score came against Gloucestershire in 1975 at Trent Bridge, when he made 178. Todd also played in 129 one-day matches, compiling a career tally of 2,452 runs.
A member of the first Notts team to play in a Lord’s Final, against Somerset in 1982, he then left the county scene for five years before returning to spend the 1987 and 1988 seasons playing for Glamorgan, appearing in 14 first class and 13 one-day matches for them.
Highest Team Total
Notts: 281-6 (Swansea 2011)
Glam: 260-8 (Swansea 201)
Highest Individual Score:
Notts: 120* CEB Rice (Swansea 1978)
Glam: 108 MP Maynard (Cardiff 1988)
Notts: 5-27 PJ Franks (TB 1999)
Glam: 5-27 GC Holmes (Ebbw Vale 1987)
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