Riki Wessels said it felt 'pretty good' to become the Notts Outlaws' first ever T20 centurion as his side racked up a record score of 227-3 in their six-run victory over neighbours Derbyshire Falcons at Trent Bridge.
The opening batsman's superb 54-ball 110, that contained 11 fours and seven sixes, helped the hosts recover from 19-2 and get their first win on the board in this year's NatWest T20 Blast competition.
Right-hander Wessels shared a 153-run stand - another Outlaws record in this format - with Brendan Taylor, who scored 67 not out, while Dan Christian bludgeoned a late 32 not out.
The Falcons chased hard in reply, but came up just short of victory, as Wayne Madsen finished on 85 not out.
"It feels pretty good to be the first Outlaw to score a T20 century," said Wessels. "We've got quite close as a team over the last couple of seasons, so it's quite nice to be the one to tick that off.
"We didn't set out to score a record team score, it just happened that way, but it proved to be enough in the end - just.
"We didn't expect it to be so close at the break between innings, but it's a funny game and if someone gets going, like Madsen did, it can be quite dangerous as they can get on a roll and take it away from you.
"But we held our nerve quite nicely at the end and sneaked home with a win."