Tom Moores is hoping to avenge Notts’ rain-affected defeat to Leicestershire Foxes when the two sides meet again at the Fischer County Ground tomorrow.
Moores’ quickfire unbeaten 44 was not enough to haul the Outlaws over the line in the shortened encounter, with the Foxes triumphing by 21 runs.
And the wicketkeeper-batsman admits it does add a little extra spice to the upcoming clash.
“We do have a point to prove against them in a way,” he said.
“We walked off the field at Trent Bridge feeling pretty disappointed – we should have won the game.
“With the way we have been playing, and knowing what we’re capable of producing, we’ll be backing ourselves to come out on top with the weather set fair.”
The 22-year-old’s latest knock against the Foxes continued a good run of form against the Outlaws’ local rivals, after hitting 51 from 33 balls in a winning cause at Grace Road last year.
The County Ground has proved fertile ground for the Outlaws’ line-up in recent seasons, with the class of 2014 hitting 220-4 in their group-stage fixture to break the Notts T20 batting record.
And Moores said he will travel to Leicester with high hopes of continuing this trend.
“When you play against a team you’ve got runs against in the past, it always gives you a little extra confidence that you can do it again,” he said.
“It’s normally a good pitch at Leicester as well – it’s a big outfield, but it’s a fast outfield.
“It’s not necessarily a big ground for six-hitting, but you normally get good value for your shots, and I think that’s why there have been some big scores there over the years.”
Moores is enjoying another fruitful Blast campaign, having hit 164 runs at 41.00 to back up his player-of-the-year performances last year.
The left-hander feels he is close to his best form in the game’s shortest format once again this season.
“I’m happy with how I’ve been hitting the ball and that I’ve been able to back up what I did last year,” he said.
“We’ve had a lot of interrupted games, but all I can control is how I play, and if I can contribute for Notts in a winning cause, I’m happy.
“I feel I’m doing that this year, and hope I can do that in the games that are left.”
Notts have named a 14-man squad for the trip to Leicester, with Liam Patterson-White replacing Imad Wasim, who is unavailable over the bank holiday weekend.
Outlaws squad to face Leicestershire Foxes (from): Jake Ball, Matt Carter, Dan Christian (c), Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Jake Libby, Tom Moores, Chris Nash, Samit Patel, Liam Patterson-White, Luke Wood.
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.