Notts Look To Continue Run This Weekend

Notts Outlaws travel the short distance down the A52 later today to face Derbyshire Falcons at the Incora County Ground having stretched their unbeaten run to five matches in the Vitality Blast as the Trent Bridge outfit sit second in the North Group a point behind leaders Yorkshire with ten points from seven games played.

Last Friday Notts beat Derbyshire by two runs thanks largely to Ben Duckett (38 from 25 balls) and Samit Patel who scored 64 not out as the hosts reached 152/6 from a revised 15 overs shortened down to the weather.

In reply, the visitors to a near empty Trent Bridge (due largely to the conditions but more so to the fact England were playing Scotland in the football at the same time) scored 150 as they agonisingly fell two short of Notts total with Patel taking 2/14 in a man of the match performance the pick of the bowling.

On Sunday, Notts tied for the second time this season as they were held by Lancashire Lightning at the Emirates Old Trafford after the Outlaws reached 172 all out from their twenty overs.

Moores (48), Duckett (35) and Hales (33) the pick of the batting whilst Lancashire raced to 118 without loss as Finn Allen and Keaton Jennings produced a formidable opening partnership.

Allen caught Clarke bowled Patel on 60 lead to Davies caught and bowled for a duck by Notts skipper Mullaney with Vilas going for 12 and Lighning stuttering to target, a last ball run out for Jennings who was on 88 from 61 balls in the end, enough to share the spoils during a nervy encounter for both teams.

On Tuesday things weren’t quite so nervy as Notts took on Worcestershire at Trent Bridge again on the same night as England were playing football in the Euros. Jake Ball stated “the lads joked about trying to get things wrapped up before the match kicked off at Wembley” and Notts delivered, bowling first they kept their opponents down to 86/8 from 20 overs with Patel taking 3 for just 4 runs and Ball taking 3 for 17 before the explosive Alex Hales followed up smashing 60 off 24 balls and Joe Clarke 26 from 14 as the Outlaws reached target in just 6.2 overs.

Tonight is a chance for Notts to go top and continue their fine run of late before facing Lancashire at Trent Bridge on Saturday in a 3pm start at the world famous test venue Trentside.

*Main image @TrentBridge Skipper Steven Mullaney with Samit Patel who’s in terrific form bat and ball.

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