Sol Budinger impressed with a 41-ball 77 and Jake Ball made his return to the field following injury as Nottinghamshire and Lancashire took a game each in their T20 double-header.

In the first match, Peter Trego won the toss and elected to bat first, Alex Hales striding out alongside Budinger to face the Red Rose attack.

The Outlaws got off to a ferocious start, with the left-handed Budinger leading the charge, as they finished the six-over powerplay with 72 runs on the board for the loss of just Hales (10).

Captain Trego (20) departed in the next over, but Budinger kept his foot on the accelerator despite partners coming and going as they too looked to score boundaries.

The 21-year-old was eventually the fifth man to fall for 77, a knock which included five fours and six maximums.

Late-innings cameos from Joey Evison (18) and Dane Schadendorf (15) enabled the Outlaws to post an imposing 185 all out from their 20 overs.

In reply, the hosts never got going after Samit Patel removed their overseas star, Finn Allen, in the first over, stumped by Schadendorf.

Ball added the early wicket of Taylor Cornall on his return to action following injury as regular wickets fell with Lancashire struggling to match the efforts of Notts.

Calvin Harrison put the finishing touches on an emphatic 93-run victory, having George Burrows stumped without scoring as Lancashire fell to 92 all out.

The Green and Golds once again batted first in the second match but lost Budinger to the fourth ball.

A flurry of early wickets left the visitors 28-4 before Joey Evison led a middle order fightback, hitting four boundaries and one six in a 41-ball 48.

However, only Harrison (18) and Sam King (14) offered the all-rounder any support, as the Outlaws fell to 119 all out.

In reply, Owais Shah (26) and George Bell (18) laid the early foundations before both falling to the spin of Matt Carter (2-10).

Lancashire keeper George Lavelle then took the game away from Notts with a 20-ball 40, Carter eventually putting an end to his innings with a run out to go with his two scalps.

The Red Rose ultimately prevailed by seven wickets, Rob Jones (28*) and Tom Hartley (9*) sealing the victory and a share of the spoils on the day.


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