Nottinghamshire’s Seconds lost by 115 runs at the hands of Leicestershire, despite top order fifties from Sol Budinger and Ben Martindale.
Lady Bay has been a haven for run-scoring in 2022, and Wednesday’s 50-over friendly was no different.
Joey Evison and Brett Hutton removed Nick Welch and Rishi Patel respectively, but that would be the last of the joy for the Green and Golds for the rest of the afternoon.
First, Louis Kimber (65) and Foxes' skipper Lewis Hill (84) took the attack to the hosts’ bowlers, before Aaron Lilley went one better in striking 109 from just 74 deliveries.
Harry Swindells (70* from 43) and Tom Scriven (25* from 11) ensured the visitors had an explosive ending to their innings, the Foxes posting a daunting 398/5 from their 50 overs.
In pursuit of nearly 400 for victory, there was very little that Budinger and Martindale could do but swing, and swing hard.
They did just that, and then some, putting on 131 inside 12 overs before Budinger fell for a 34-ball 76, having struck six maximums and eight fours.
Martindale departed soon after, for a more sedate 50 from 42, sparking a run of regular wickets which stymied Notts’ chase.
Scriven, off the back of his middle order cameo earlier in the day, was the main tormentor for Notts, ending with 4-40.
In the end, despite some promising middle order knocks from the likes of Dane Schadendorf and Matt Carter, the Outlaws fell 115 runs short of the Foxes, bowled out for 283 in 39.5 overs.
View the full scorecard and watch highlights from the match here.
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