Notts Outlaws captain Steven Mullaney says his side are extremely disappointed at relinquishing their Royal London One-Day Cup title after defeat against Kent.
The skipper admits his side have been inconsistent with the bat throughout the group stages and the play-off but says that the performances of Matt Carter have been a real positive to take from the campaign.
“Obviously, from 24-4 you aren’t going to win many games," he said. “I thought it was a lovely wicket, maybe a little bit tricky early on.
“We would have had a bowl first but I thought it was around a 320-par wicket and even then, with the way they were batting, it might not have been enough.
“When we’d lost those first few wickets we said 250 or above would be great, but that was one of the best wickets we’ve played on this season.
“We just haven’t been consistent enough with the bat in this tournament and eventually it catches up with you.”
Harry Podmore, who took a career-best 4-57 for Kent was delighted with the Spitfires performance.
He revealed he wouldn’t have played had Mitch Claydon not tweaked a groin in pre-match practice.
Podmore said: “I wasn’t down to play because this came off the back of a long four-day game and Mitch has been playing in the white ball stuff, but unfortunately his groin was a bit sore. So it was nice to get the nod.
“It was a good toss to win and it was bowler-friendly conditions, so that helped in our favour with our seam bowlers. There was a little bit of nip and with the new ball it skidded on if you hit good areas.
“I’m really enjoying my time at Kent and my aim was to come here and perform and play as much first team cricket as I can and contribute when I do.”
Watch Steven Mullaney's full video reaction above.
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