Outlaws quick Harry Gurney is hopeful of making it four trophies in the past year as he eyes a second T20 Vitality Blast crown with the Green and Golds.

The left-armer proved his title winning prowess during the English close season with a triumph in the T10 league in Abu Dhabi followed by and a memorable Melbourne Renegades success alongside Dan Christian in the Big Bash and victory in the Pakistan Super League.

Speaking to the club’s behind-the-scenes series All In, the 32-year-old admitted the icing on the cake would be to add the English T20 crown alongside some close friends at his home Club.

“To add the Blast to my trophies over the past year would be amazing,” said Gurney.

“First of all, I went off to the T10 with the Northern Warriors and we won it. I only played a couple of games but that is part and parcel of being a franchise player.

“Then I went on to the Big Bash in Australia and won that in an amazing final against the Melbourne Stars where they were about 90-0 chasing 140, and somehow we managed to drag it back.

“Then I went to the Pakistan Super League which we won. Again, I didn’t feature a huge amount, but it was another great experience in different conditions, a very different culture.

“That made it three from three, so when I got to the IPL I thought I was probably due to not win a competition, and that’s how it transpired.

“However, there’s nothing quite like winning a trophy with your mates from your home Club, some of whom you have been through thick and thin with over a long period of time.”

Elsewhere in episode seven, All In catches up with second team coach Ant Botha, whose charges reached T20 Finals Day after topping their group.

The day didn’t go in their favour, with Notts bowing out at the semi-final stage, but Botha has seen enough to know there’s reason to be excited for the years to come.

“It was funny because Anne (Cusworth, second team scorer) came running up to me at Grantham to say we were top of the group and if we win one of the two games, we would qualify for T20 Finals Day,” said Botha.

“It was nice to see how far (the team) has progressed over a couple of years. There have been a lot of match-winning performances put together as a group of youngsters.

“Obviously it’s been good that they have had a bit of help from a few of the senior guys but there has been a nice mix the whole year.

“There are certainly some talented cricketers there which is exciting.”

The latest instalment of the series also picks up the story of young fast bowler Zak Chappell as he heads out on loan to Gloucestershire for the remainder of the Vitality Blast group stages.

The 22-year-old has found chances limited in his first season with the Outlaws, and saw the chance to go out on loan as an opportunity to accelerate his development.

“I’d wanted to go on loan if I wasn’t part of the setup with Notts for the T20,” said Chappell.

“I knew it would be tough work getting into the side and obviously we’re playing three spinners at the moment and we’ve got Fletch (Luke Fletcher) to come in.

“I’m looking to help Gloucestershire to a couple of wins and gain some T20 experience myself as I haven’t played a huge amount of games.

“It’s a bit of everything: help them out, help myself out and then if I’m needed by Notts I’d be more than ready to give it a good crack.”

Watch the full episode at trentbridge.co.uk/allin.


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.

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