Liam Patterson-White was fulsome in his praise for Dane Paterson after the seamer's six sealed victory for Notts over Northants at Grantham.

Number ten Paterson concluded the contest in emphatic fashion with a towering maximum, seeing the hosts home by two wickets with two balls to spare.

His fellow member of the Outlaws attack, who took career-best figures during the Steelbacks innings, watched on in wonder from the boundary’s edge.

“It was a bit nip and tuck at the end, but we always back ourselves,” said Patterson-White.

“For one of the greatest men in cricket, in Dane Paterson, to finish it the way he did was phenomenal.

“It will be a bit of a morale boost for the boys, and it is massive for the young players – and I still class myself as one of them, even though I’m enjoying the role as a more senior player! – to come through a game like that.”

Left-armer Patterson-White finished with figures of 5/19 from his ten overs, having strangled the visitors’ innings during the middle overs.

The 22-year-old, a mainstay of Nottinghamshire’s red-ball side, has remained true to his First-Class methods in the limited-overs format.

“It is a different skillset in white-ball, and it’s a bit difficult bowling at outgrounds sometimes because of the smaller boundary sizes, but I try not to do anything too differently,” he said.

“As long as I have my plans and execute them I’m happy, and I’ve really enjoyed the campaign so far.”

Patterson-White and 17-year-old Fateh Singh dovetailed impeccably during the Northamptonshire innings, with Singh’s spin yielding figures of 0/33 from ten overs.

And the newcomer came in for particular praise from his fellow twirler.

“Fateh is a really promising young player,” he said.

“You saw his ability today in the way we bowled together.

“He’s still got a lot to learn – and I’m still young, and have a lot to learn – but he’s definitely one for the future.”


The timeless traditon of the Royal London Cup Final arrives at Trent Bridge on Thursday 19 August.