Both Trent Rockets men and women are still in contention for silverware this summer having both secured top three status in the hundred, the men’s team topping their group and reaching Saturday’s Lords final following London Spirit’s loss to Birmingham Phoenix last night whilst the women, are through to the eliminator match after needing Oval Invincibles to beat Manchester Originals earlier today, a task they did by 32 runs.
The Rockets women finished in third level on points with Birmingham Phoenix (4th) and Northern Superchargers (5th) in the table but with a higher net run rate, they reach the eliminator match where they’ll play second placed Southern Brave at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Friday afternoon.
The winning team from the eliminator match will play Oval Invincibles who topped the women’s hundred group stage after six matches, they like Trent Rockets men go straight into the final which will be played at Lords on Saturday (starting 3pm).
The men’s team secured their status, winning the group with six wins and two defeats, going one better than last season’s efforts, where they reached the knockout match losing to Southern Brave, after London Spirit were beaten by one wicket and one run, in a match that went down to the last ball, in what was a thrilling end to their group phase last night against Birmingham Phoenix.
London, captained by Eoin Morgan will play either Birmingham who currently occupy third spot, Manchester or Oval Invincibles (who play each other tonight) in the eliminator, the winner facing the Rockets to become 2022 champion at what will be a sell-out Lords on Saturday evening (mens game expected to start at 6:30pm).
Another cup final is also scheduled in for Saturday 17th September. The Royal London One Day Cup Final will be played between Lancashire and Kent at Trent Bridge with tickets available to purchase from the Nottinghamshire CCC website here.
Before then however, there’s the return of the LV County Championship and table topping Division Two side Notts will be looking to end their red ball campaign with promotion in sight.
Nottinghamshire return to four day action on Monday (5th September) as they host Leicestershire at Trent Bridge, following that, games against Worcestershire (a) and Durham (h) will conclude their campaign as they look to return to Division One ahead of 2023.
The club will however play out the remainder of the campaign without James Pattinson, the Australian fast bowler has been released from his contract by his own request, having recently had another child he’s hoping to spend more time with his family back in his motherland.
*Main image @TrentBridge delight for the Rockets Women who reach the Eliminator.