Ben Slater praised the Notts team ethic after anchoring the Outlaws innings in a winning cause against Warwickshire.

The former Derbyshire batsman hit his maiden one-day hundred for Notts as the visitors gunned down Warwickshire Bears by 118 runs at Edgbaston.

Slater scored his runs from 115 balls after overcoming a sticky start when he was struck on the helmet by Chris Woakes and then put down in the slips off the same bowler.

“It was a pretty rubbish shot to play just after being hit on the helmet,” he said. “But I was relieved to see it go down and just went on from there.

"I’m obviously delighted to get the 100 but it’s more important that we keep on winning.

Slater had made scores of 74 and 83 in the first two matches of the group but was determined to convert his score into three figures today.

“I’ve not got a bad conversion rate in this competition,” he revealed, after compiling his fifth one-day hundred in this match.

“I was pretty annoyed with the shot I got out to at Derby on Sunday though.

“I’m just enjoying it all at the moment, it’s been a pleasure to open the batting with Joe (Clarke); his hundred the other day was as good an innings as you could see.

"With our top four or five in the batting order, once we get in in this comp we want to go big and get a big score,” he added.”

Notts had wobbled, losing four wickets in quick succession as they fell to 98 for four but Slater and Steven Mullaney steadied the innings with a stand of 95.

"The skipper came in and played really well for his 40 and that helped me through that spell and we said let's aim for about 270.

“Then the guys coming in lower down managed to get us up to 300 and that was a good score on that wicket.

"We have started well and won the first three games and historically been good in this comp but we are not going to take anything for granted.

"We'll just try and take every game as it comes and try to qualify for the quarter-finals.

“We’re a confident side at the moment, if someone misses out, then there’s always another player stepping up to the mark.”


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