Tom Moores says the Outlaws are focussing on themselves ahead of tomorrow's Old Trafford showdown despite Lancashire's unbeaten start. 

Following on from an unbeaten 44* against Leicestershire, the 22-year-old helped himself to a scintillating 69 in the 71-run home victory against the Birmingham Bears last night (August 2).

Despite his run of good form, Moores is staying level headed ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. 

“It was a complete performance from the lads with bat and ball against Birmingham. Everyone contributing, that’s how we want to play our cricket,” he said.

“I’ve been in nice touch, but I’m always wary that you’ve got to try and stay level. When you’re doing well it’s great, you’re contributing to team wins, but it can be a tough game and you’re only as good your last innings. 

“I’ll be going into tomorrow back on nought and trying get a win against a tough Lancashire side. If we play anything like we did tonight, we should be fine.” 

The Outlaws now travel to Manchester to face a Lancashire side who have won their four completed games and sit top of the T20 North table following a five-wicket win over Durham last night.

“We’ll bring the game we played tonight,” he said. “We’ve got a great side with some great players, so they’ll probably be nervous playing us. 

“They’ll know we bring a very strong side - a side that can beat anyone and go all the way in the competition. 

“So, we won’t be too focused on them. We’ll take our best game and put it to them."

Moores was handed his T20 debut during a loan spell at Lancashire back in 2016, and the Notts number four is looking forward to returning to a familiar venue.

“It gives me a little bit of inside knowledge,” he said.

“Obviously it’s nice to play at a ground that, I wouldn’t call it a home ground, but it was once home for me when I was on loan there. It’s a bit more familiar than a normal away game. 

“They know how I’m going to try and play and I know what they’ll try and throw at me.

"We’ll be all prepared for that as a team and hopefully we can go and turn them over.

“We definitely relish the big games in front of the cameras and it’s always nice to do well on Sky,” he added.

“But it doesn’t really matter who it’s in front of or where it is. If I’m contributing to wins for Notts, that's all I care about.”


There are three further opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next home game under the lights against Derbyshire Falcons on Friday 16 August.

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