Notts Outlaws will search for their first victory on Sunday as Derbyshire Falcons came out on top at the Incora County Ground.

Wayne Madsen and Ross Whiteley were the major run scorers for the hosts, the latter also playing a leading role with the ball as the visitors were bowled out for 102.

Winning the toss at the County Ground, Joe Clarke’s decision to bowl first was rewarded almost immediately as Aneurin Donald top-edged Ben Lister into the palms of Matt Montgomery to hand the Outlaws their first breakthrough.

Cam Fletcher stepped in to partner David Lloyd; the pair tallied 27 runs between the fourth and fifth overs as the Falcons gathered pace, but a blistering second over from Olly Stone removed both from the innings. Lloyd was caught within the powerplay circle by Lyndon James, before Fletcher feathered through to the gloves of Tom Moores just three balls later as the Outlaws looked for some momentum.

Wayne Madsen then came to the crease to spearhead the hosts’ charge. With Patel caught on the boundary by Will Young, Madsen partnered well with Brooke Guest in the middle, and it took a smart catch from Alex Hales deep in the field to remove the half-centurion in the 17th over.

The Falcons then moved into the next gear, Ross Whitely scuttling to 46 before being caught by Lister in the covers on the final ball, Derbyshire setting their visitors 199 to win.

The hosts then enjoyed a dream start at the beginning of the chase, Joe Clarke caught in behind by Guest on the first ball.

Will Young entered the frame to join Hales, and the pair put on a 25-run partnership as the Outlaws looked to steer away from their rocky start.

But their collaboration was cut short after 21 balls with Hales caught for 15, Young and Will Haynes also unable to put on a game-changing score with the former caught by Lloyd and the latter bowled by Daryn Dupavillon.

Matt Montgomery and Tom Moores put on the Outlaws’ biggest partnership of the match, after completing the remainder of the powerplay, but Moores was trapped lbw by Whiteley as Derbyshire continued to pile on the pressure.

The target run rate continued to climb as the hosts experienced plenty of joy with the ball, and the pressure boiled over from the 15th over as four wickets in 16 deliveries took the game away from Notts.

The Falcons celebrated a convincing win under the lights with Ben Lister caught at long-on by Donald to bring proceedings to an end, and Notts will look to earn their first win of the campaign on Sunday when Lancashire Lightning visit Trent Bridge.