After securing the spoils in style against Sussex, Notts turn their attention to 50-over cricket in the coming weeks, commencing with the South Coast side's return to Trent Bridge on Tuesday 2 August.

The Outlaws' Royal London Cup side contains match-winners and rising stars in equal measure, with the tantalising prospect of an appearance in the final at Trent Bridge acting as suitable motivation.


55.72: Ben Slater's List A average

Outlaws opener Slater’s List A record is, quite simply, the stuff of legend.

A haul of 18 scores of 50 or more in 41 outings points to a remarkable level of consistency against the white ball – and, if anything, the southpaw is an ever improving force in the format.

In 12 knocks for Notts in 50-over cricket, Slater has passed fifty on eight occasions, averaging 64.54.

Last summer, the one-day mainstay continued to impress, opening his account with 86 against Warwickshire at Edgbaston before hitting 69, 42*, 74 and 53 during the course of the group-stage campaign.



103: Haseeb Hameed’s score in his maiden List A appearance for Notts

Slater’s half-century against the Bears was made with his First-Class opening partner Haseeb Hameed for company.

Nottinghamshire’s vice-captain was called away on England duties for most of the 2021 summer, but not before he had demonstrated his prowess in limited-overs cricket with a classy maiden List A ton.

Enjoying the freedom of a move to number four, the right-hander pierced the boundary on eleven occasions on his way to 103 from 92 deliveries, elevating the Outlaws to an unassailable score of 323.

Returning this summer as the Outlaws’ 50-over captain, Hameed will be eyeing a sustained run of success against the white ball.



2: Overseas stars in the Outlaws' ranks

Hameed will have an enviable attack at his disposal for the 50-over summer.

From Brett Hutton’s hard-earned nous to the next generation of homegrown talent spearheaded by Liam Patterson-White and Lyndon James, this is a bowling battery for all seasons.

And Notts will be blessed with international pedigree too.

Twelve of Dane Paterson’s 14 South Africa caps have come in the white-ball arena, and his wholehearted performances last summer were a key feature of the Outlaws’ stint in green.

It was with the bat, however, that he made the most remarkable impact on the Royal London Cup campaign.

A flurry of wickets had derailed Notts’ chase in a thriller against Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Grantham, leaving Paterson and teenage tyro Fateh Singh with the task of securing victory in the final over.

But cometh the hour, cometh the man. One lusty heave of Paterson’s levers saw the ball disappear beyond the sightscreen, a six sealing a two-wicket win with two balls to spare.

James Pattinson, meanwhile, returns to English List A cricket looking to add to his 24 scalps – and one title – in Notts colours.

Those wickets include a matchwinning five-wicket haul in a remarkable group game against Lancashire at Trent Bridge – on a day where over 800 runs were scored – while the right-hander was also on hand to hit the winning runs in the unforgettable Lord’s final of 2017.