Nottinghamshire remain without a victory in this season’s Specsavers County Championship after falling to defeat on the final day of their match against Yorkshire at Scarborough.
Set to score a hefty total of 387, Notts fell short as they were bowled out for 243 just after lunch.
Ben Duckett made 75 and Liam Patterson-White scored an unbeaten 58 but the winning margin of 143 runs told the story.
“You can’t hide the fact that we were well beaten by a good team,” said Chris Nash, skippering the county in the absence of Steven Mullaney.
“But from 38-5 on day one we would have wanted, hopefully, to clear them out for a lot less than we did. And then we were 90-2, so you see how it switches so quickly. Ultimately, with bat and ball we came up short but there were a lot of good things.
“Obviously it was pleasing the way Luke Wood bowled on the first day and the way Fletch (Luke Fletcher) bowled yesterday and the way Liam Patterson-White went about the whole game. I thought they were fantastic, so we’ll take those as positives.
“But again, we can’t hide the fact that it is another game where we have under-performed in key areas. We won’t hide from that. We have a little break now for the rest of the T20s and hopefully we can have a run in that and get through to the quarter-finals but then we have three championship games to go and I hope we can put some things right."
Nash said that a lack of first innings runs had again been a catalyst for the defeat.
“Stats don’t lie,” he said. “We’ve barely reached 200 all season and it is very hard to win games from there however well you bowl or comeback. We can’t hide from that and that’s why we’re where we are.”
There are two further opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next opportunity coming as part of a double-header on Sunday 25 August. The Outlaws' clash against Yorkshire Vikings will be preceded by Loughborough Lightning v Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League.