Notts Knocked Out At Blackpool

Lancashire 341/7-338/8 Nottinghamshire (Royal London One Day Cup Quarter Final) 26.08.22

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s Royal London One Day Cup run has come to an end after Quarter Final defeat against Lancashire in Blackpool.

The green and golds got off to a fantastic start after being put into bat at Stanley Park, Ben Slater and Sol Budinger helping the score along towards the hundred before the lord’s wicket was taken, Budinger on 56 from 46 balls was caught by Wells off the bowling of Balderson.

Lyndon James linked up with Slater who passed his fifty for a second wicket partnership of 62 before James was caught and bowled Croft on 29.

Haseeb Hameed lasted just seven balls for four runs before suffering the same feat at the hands of Danny Lamb, the big wicket then fell of Slater, for an impressive 104, Liam Hurt getting the huge scalp of the Chesterfield Churner for his team.

Matthew Montgomery and Liam Patterson-White raced the score on over 270 before LPW went to the bowling of George Balderson for 15. Ben Hutton helped Notts reach 300 before Montgomery fell on 78 with Fateh Singh out first ball, Hutton then falling on 24 with three balls of the innings remaining.

Notts eventually posting 338 for 8 and a competitive total, but it wasn’t enough for victory.

In response Lancashire got off to a fast start before losing Keaton Jennings for 23 off the bowling of Hutton, Bohannon & Wells then raced the score towards three figures, falling fifteen short of the hundred mark as Wells went three short of his fifty, caught Singh off Paterson, Bohannon was next with the score on 119 with a second of the match for Paterson before Steven Croft, helped briefly by Dane Vilas, took the tie away from the visitors.

A quick run a ball 29 by Vilas pushed Lancs towards target at the half way stage, needing 160 from their remaining 22 overs he went to Montgomery before Balderson and Lavelle spent short times at the crease, all this whilst at the other end Steven Croft was swinging away towards a century, he ended 115 not out with ten fours and two sixes as Danny Lamb raced the tally home with a fabulous 43 from 32 balls. Lancs in the end winning by three wickets and with nine balls remaining.

*Main image @TrentBridge a Ben Slater Century isn’t enough to save Notts from defeat.

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