Notts Outlaws returned to winning ways with a comprehensive victory over Leicestershire Foxes at The Fischer County Ground.
With Samit Patel scoring exactly 100, Notts totalled 409 for seven, the fourth time in the past couple of years that they have topped 400.
After their weekend defeat, Head Coach Peter Moores was delighted at the reversal in fortune, especially with games now coming thick and fast.
“It’s a big five days for us and losing at Welbeck was a tough loss," he said.

"Credit to Northants, they played really well but we didn’t quite get things right with the ball or the bat." 

"So today was an opportunity to play really positively and be aggressive with the bat, which is a style that works for us. We then backed it up with the ball.”
Notts had the opportunity of putting runs on the board, after home captain Michael Carberry had opted to bowl.

Notts skipper Steven Mullaney and Moores both confirmed that that decision suited the visitors’ game plan and was justified when Riki Wessels and Chris Nash put on 118 for the first wicket.
“We fancied having a bat this morning, it’s a good pitch here normally and today has been another good pitch,” stated the Head Coach.

“Both openers took their time because Raine, especially, bowled really well but as soon as we got a chance to get on top of them we did, with Riki hitting over the top and Chris followed.

"Then it was backed up by Tom Moores and everybody else really.”
Moores praised the calm manner in which Samit Patel then took control of the second half of the innings, reaching a fluent ton in just 62 deliveries.

“It was all finished by a superb hundred from Samit. It was a different sort of hundred to his last one (last year’s semi final v Essex) because he came in when we were playing well and getting the rate up.

"He’s a superb striker of a cricket ball and has been playing nicely for a couple of weeks without really cashing in, so he’ll be pleased that he has made somebody pay.”


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