Paul Franks gave an impassioned post-match speech after the Notts Outlaws returned victorious from their fixture against Derbyshire Falcons.

In footage from the away dressing room at the Pattonair County Ground, the passion was clear to see from the longstanding player and coach of the Club.

The Assistant Head Coach emphasised how important it was to get that result on the board in episode 4 of the behind-the-scenes documentary, All In.

“This is always a big game,” starts Franks.

“Whenever we come here it has an extra importance, it brings a real meaning to a lot of people’s weekends.

“The people who really matter to this team are the people who come and watch.

“I thought we were outstanding from start to finish.

“It starts to feel like we’re getting something going, I think there’ll be a little bit more to come but it was great to watch.

“We attacked every single ball, nobody played safe. We did it right and that’s what our fans want to see, particularly when we play this lot.

“That’s our benchmark, that’s where we’ve set it and that’s the level we have to keep trying to reach.”

The fourth instalment of the documentary also sees Imad Wasim being introduced to his new Outlaws teammates with Director of Cricket Mick Newell detailing how they brought the Pakistan all-rounder on board.

“We talked a lot in the past few weeks that if we were to bring in a player what type of player we would bring in,” says Newell.

“We spoke about a spin-bowling all-rounder so we had the opportunity to play up to three spinners in a match with Matt Carter and Samit Patel.

“Imad played very well for Pakistan in the World Cup, can operate at all different parts of the innings with the ball and a number 5-7 bat which strengthens our depth in T20 cricket.”

The start of the T20 season also allows time for swashbuckling wicketkeeper/batsman Tom Moores the chance to learn from his predecessor, and one of Nottinghamshire’s greatest ever cricketers, Chris Read.

“Ready is a legend of the Club, he’s stamped his mark on this Club as one of the best captains that Nottinghamshire’s had,” says Moores.

“To be able to work with him, to have him as a mentor, I am a very lucky person.

“He’s been great for my keeping, he keeps things very simple.

“I respect everything Ready has done in the game; I try and pick his brains and learn from him as much as I can.

“This is my time to stamp my mark and hopefully win games for the Club and have the best career I can.”

Watch the episode in full at


There are four further opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next home game under the lights against Birmingham Bears on this coming Friday 2 August.

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