Haseeb Hameed's maiden List A century lifted Notts Outlaws to an 86-run Royal London Cup victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Hameed stroked 103 off 92 balls, alongside Ben Slater's 86, to lift his side to a hefty 323. Lyndon James then took five for 48 and Liam Patterson-White three for 46 as, despite Rob Yates’ 103 keeping Warwickshire in the hunt for a while, the hosts fell well short on 237.

It means that Notts open their RLC campaign with a commanding win while handing the Bears a second defeat in two games.

The visitors were given a flying start by Slater and Sol Budinger (29 off 22), who added 54 in 43 balls before the latter lifted Yates to mid-off.

Slater and Hameed then batted with assurance to add 127 in 21 overs, before the former then pulled Ethan Brookes to deep square. 

Matthew Montgomery hit 35 off 33 balls to help Hameed add a further 66 in nine overs but after he was stumped off Jake Bethell, the innings lost a little momentum.

Lyndon James was run out by Kiel van Vollenhoven's direct hit, Hameed's middle stump was knocked back by home skipper Will Rhodes, and Liam Patterson-White lifted Ethan Brookes to fine leg. 

When Rhodes had Evison and Dane Schadendorf caught from successive balls, and Brett Hutton shanked Manraj Johal to extra cover, seven wickets had fallen for 60 runs in 49 balls.

However, the platform previously laid was enough for the Outlaws to set their hosts a challenging target.

Yates and Ed Pollock added 62 in ten overs before the latter was caught by Slater at deep square leg off James, before the opener pounced in the same position again to catch Rhodes off Joey Evison for 39.

That second scalp was particularly welcome for Notts, as it ended a dangerous second-wicket stand of 80 in 94 balls.

Patterson-White's concession of just six runs from his first three overs, which also included the wicket of Michael Burgess, then cranked up the pressure.

When Yates played on to Evison, Warwickshire needed nine an over off the last 17, a task which proved well beyond their inexperienced middle order despite Matt Lamb's enterprising 36-ball 38.

Victory was sealed for the Outlaws when James took three wickets in the 44th over, seeing Ashish Chakrapani held by Peter Trego, pinning van Vollenhoven in front, and having Johal caught by Hameed.