Nottinghamshire suffered their first defeat in the Royal London U18 County Cup at the hands of Northamptonshire as the Green and Golds fell 26 runs short of a revised target at Collingham Cricket Club.

Drew Owen and Fateh Singh took five wickets between them as Nottinghamshire dismissed the East Midlands outfit for 231 in 44.1 overs before the rain fell and Notts were left with 16 overs to chase 110.

However, cameos from Samuel Seecharan and Sam King weren’t to be enough as Notts' winning run came to an end.

Northamptonshire’s Charlie Hood won the toss and chose to bat first, and despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Notts struggled to stem the flow of runs.

George Park had both openers caught, before Singh and Owen set to their work, yet Northamptonshire sat poised on 130 for five at the halfway stage.

The batting line up continued to muster starts before being pegged back in a to-and-fro battle, but a ninth wicket partnership worth 51 took Northamptonshire north of 200, before Qundeel Haider and King claimed the wickets of late order batsmen Henry Warren (38) and Freddie Fowler (21) an over apart.

The required rate of over six-an-over looked a tough task from the outset for Notts, who lost their first three wickets for 19 runs with 4.5 overs gone.

Seecharan (21) and captain King (22) added 47 meaning Notts required 44 from four overs, but when the latter fell to Ethan Rice, the reply faltered, and the Green and Golds were dealt their first loss in three games in the competition.

You can view the full scorecard of the game here.