Notts Outlaws are set to play their first ever first-team fixture in Grantham, when the Gorse Lane ground will host the Royal London One-Day Cup fixture against Durham Lions.
The match will have a huge bearing on the qualifying positions in the North Group.
Following Wednesday’s defeat against Worcestershire, their first of the campaign, Notts remain on top of the group with 10 points from six matches. Durham, along with Lancashire and Worcestershire, all have eight points from the same number of matches.
This match will be the 41st time that Notts and Durham have met in the various domestic one-day competitions. Durham hold a narrow advantage, having won 20 matches, to Nottinghamshire’s 18.
There has been one game which ended without a result and one other match was completely abandoned.
A total of 19 matches have been hosted by Notts, with 18 of them at Trent Bridge and a 2004 clash which was held at Cleethorpes.
Notts have won 8 of the home matches, most recently in 2015. The first of Durham’s 9 victories here was in 1992 and the most recent was two years ago.
Two years ago Alex Hales blasted 104 at the top of the order for Notts before Paul Collingwood led a Durham run chase under the Trent Bridge floodlights.
The Outlaws posted a respectable 297 all out but Collingwood, who scored an unbeaten 73, steered his side to a four-wicket victory, with five balls remaining.
2004 | The teams clashed at the Sports Ground in Cleethorpes, the 6th and last time that Notts used this particular Lincolnshire venue as an outground. The highest individual innings seen in those matches came from Durham’s Marcus North – now their Director of Cricket - who hit 121 not out in his side’s 6-wicket victory.
2008 | Trent Bridge’s first permanent lights, built by Abacus Lighting of Sutton-in-Ashfield, were first used for a Pro40 defeat against Durham in August 2008.
2014 | Notts Outlaws’ reign as domestic one-day champions ended at the semi-final stage of the RLODC, with defeat against Durham at Chester-le-Street. Notts had won the Yorkshire Bank 40 at Lord’s in 2013 and made good progress in the new 50-over competition until running into an in-form Ben Stokes. The England all-rounder scored 164 as the home side made an imposing 353-8. James Taylor scored a century but the run chase faltered and Notts were bowled out for 270, losing by 83 runs. James Franklin, the current Durham head coach, was in the Outlaws line-up.
2015 | The two sides met at Trent Bridge in the quarter finals of this competition and Notts exacted revenge over the holders for their semi-final loss the previous year. Rain left Durham with a revised D/L target of 194 from 24 overs but they lost their way and were bowled out for just 144 in 21.2 overs, with man of the match Samit Patel taking four for 11. Earlier Alex Hales had made 62 and Dan Christian had scored an unbeaten 48 as Notts made 170 for four in a rain-interrupted innings.
Stats (all one-day matches between Notts and Durham)
Highest Team Total | Notts: 297 (Trent Bridge, 2017), Durham: 353-8 (Chester-le-Street, 2014).
Highest Individual Score | Notts: 135 CMW Read (Trent Bridge, 2006), Durham: 164 BA Stokes (Chester-le-Street, 2014).
Best Bowling | Notts: 6-27 PJ Franks (Chester-le-Street, 2000), Durham:5-22 N Killeen (Trent Bridge, 2003).
Did You Know?
In 1990 Lincolnshire hosted a NatWest Bank Trophy 2nd Round match at the venue, with the Minor County defeating the Netherlands by 95 runs. Amongst the winning side were two former Nottinghamshire players, Mark Fell and Bobby Chapman.
Steven Mullaney remains on 99 one-day wickets.
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