Liam Patterson-White took three wickets, but Notts Outlaws succumbed to a 41-run Royal London Cup defeat to neighbours Derbyshire in a reduced-overs match at the Incora County Ground.
Following a lengthy delay to proceedings due to damp patches on the field, a 27-over match was finally able to commence at 2:30pm, and Derbyshire belied having been put in by posting 258-6, with Tom Wood hitting 109 off 59.
He was well-backed up by Harry Came, who made 57 off 43, and although Patterson-White returned a career best haul of three for 41, Derbyshire thrashed 65 off the final four overs to set an imposing target.
Despite a confident start, the Outlaws then lost Matt Montgomery and Peter Trego after a partnership of 54 off 34 balls, and never recovered, ending on 217 all out despite Brett Hutton’s late pyrotechnics.
Although played in Derby, this was officially a home match for the Outlaws, and as such, it was Trego who tossed the coin, electing to bowl first when his opposite number Alex Hughes called incorrectly.
The toss was only able to take place once the ground staff had applied a fix to the damp patches on the square which had held play up for more than three hours.
Initial exchanges were quite even, as Derbyshire reached 32 without loss from their six-over powerplay, before Joey Evison took the first wicket of the game when he removed Mitch Wagstaff, caught by Sol Budinger at point.
That brought Wood to the crease, and he began to exert himself on the Notts attack, striking Dane Paterson for three fours in the 12th over as his side passed 100.
Came was pinned lbw by Patterson-White shortly after reaching fifty, and although the spinner followed that up by bowling Brooke Guest, Wood remained a threat, and he advanced to fifty with his side 142 for three.
Paterson broke a quickfire stand of 45 when he removed Hughes, and Patterson-White took his third with the dismissal of Fynn Hudson-Prentice, caught in stunning fashion by Trego at mid-off.
However, a late flurry initially saw Derbyshire pass 200 before Wood reached three figures with a six, and the 250 then followed prior to Wood being removed off the last ball of the innings by Luke Fletcher.
Notts’ response got off to a tough start when Budinger feathered Hudson-Prentice through to Guest, but Montgomery and Trego fought back with aplomb.
The former stroked Hudson-Prentice for four and pulled him for six in the space of three balls, while the latter lofted Ravi Rampaul for a colossal leg-side maximum.
The dismissal of both, however, took the wind out of Notts’ sails, with Montgomery sweeping Alex Thomson to Wagstaff for 26 and Trego skying George Scrimshaw to Hudson-Prentice for 28 to leave Notts 60 for three.
Ben Slater also chipped in with 24 as the Outlaws battled back to reach 103 for four, before a precocious partnership of 47 between Patterson-White (27) and Dane Schadendorf manoeuvred the total to 150.
Number eight Hutton then added a swift 46 from 20 balls, partnering with Schadendorf for a seventh-wicket stand of 37, but he ran out of partners as the Outlaws finished their innings short of their target.
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