Notts Outlaws take on Leicestershire Foxes this Friday (June 20) in Vitality Blast action and in anticipation of the local derby, we're taking a look back at the previous T20 meetings between the sides over the years.

Leicestershire were dominant in the first few meetings between the sides, winning the first five T20 encounters in from 2003 to 2006. The picture above is from 2004 when Leicestershire's Charles Dagnall, now of Test Match Special and Sky, dismissed Notttinghamshire's Kevin Pietersen for a first ball duck in the fixture at Grace Road. The home side secured a 40-run victory with Notts being bowled out for 110. 

The Outlaws picked up their first T20 win over their local rivals in 2006 thanks to an unbeaten 44 from Australian David Hussey, which guided Notts to a five-wicket triumph over the Foxes at Trent Bridge. 

However, the Foxes got their revenge in the same year, pipping Notts to the Twenty20 crown in their own backyard. Darren Maddy carried his bat scoring 88* in the process with Leicestershire setting a target of 178 to win. The Outlaws came agonisingly close, losing by just four runs in their first 20 over final. 

Both games were rained off in 2007 and it was honours even the following year. Fifty from Chris Cairns handed Notts the win by five wickets at Trent Bridge whilst the Foxes won a thriller at Grace Road, picking up a five-run win in the final over. 

The counties traded wins in the following years before the Outlaws secured their first double over their local neighbours in 2012. After bowling out the home side for 96 at Grace Road, they sealed a six-wicket victory before a knock of 62 from opener Michael Lumb put Notts on course for a 69 run win at Trent Bridge. 

Notts took all four points again in 2014. The batters set up the win at Grace Road, with Riki Wessels hammering 66 from 31 balls and Samit Patel following suit with 63 from 37 balls in a 24-run triumph at Grace Road. The Outlaws bowlers then gave them the win at Trent Bridge by reducing Leicestershire to 90 all out in their chase of 122 at Trent Bridge. 

Leicestershire took the spoils last year, after rain got the better of the fixture at Grace Road, a century from Cameron Delport handed them a tightly fought win at Trent Bridge with the Outlaws falling short by two runs in the last over. 

Following the Outlaws' victory at Grace Road earlier this season, this year's tie at Trent Bridge is set to continue the heated rivalry between the sides. 


Local rivals do battle at Trent Bridge in the Vitality Blast when Notts Outlaws face Leicestershire Foxes on Friday 20 July, 6:30pm. Book in advance and save...