Notts Outlaws will commence their 2024 Vitality Blast campaign as part of a men’s and women’s double-header alongside Trent Bridge stablemates The Blaze, as the four-day Blast Off festival of cricket visits Nottingham.
The Outlaws will face Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Trent Bridge on Friday 31 May, with their appearance preceded by The Blaze’s Charlotte Edwards Cup clash with Central Sparks.
The half-term double-header will be the first of seven home T20 games for Peter Moores’ side, with Nottinghamshire’s full fixture list to be revealed on Thursday 23 November.
Notts will follow their Blast curtain-raiser with a trip to Edgbaston on Saturday 1 June, facing Birmingham Bears as part of a men’s double-header. Derbyshire Falcons will meet Leicestershire Foxes in the day’s other contest.
Blast Off begins with three men’s and women’s double-headers at the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday 30 May.
Durham’s Seat Unique Riverside and Somerset’s Cooper Associates County Ground will join Trent Bridge in hosting fixtures on Friday 31 May, with the Kia Oval and Northampton's County Ground staging the final encounters of the weekend on Sunday 2 June.
The Outlaws, who will be under new stewardship on the field after Steven Mullaney stepped down as club captain last month, will be bidding to add to their T20 titles from 2017 and 2020, having made the knockout stages for the 12th time in 14 seasons in 2023.
The Blaze, meanwhile, reached Charlotte Edwards Cup Finals Day last June in their first season since moving to Trent Bridge, and ultimately finished as runners-up in both the 50-over and T20 formats.
Kirstie Gordon’s side will also learn of their full fixture list on Thursday 23 November.