Notts Outlaws 174/4-182/6 Yorkshire Vikings (T20 Blast North Group) 30.05.23
It’s two wins and two defeats from the first four games of the T20 Blast season for Nottinghamshire who couldn’t follow up a win at Durham on Bank Holiday Monday as they were beaten by eight runs against Yorkshire Vikings at Trent Bridge on Tuesday night.
Another packed crowd in Nottingham enjoyed a decent start by the visitors who raced to 41 without loss before Outlaws on-loan debutant Jack Brooks, a former Yorkshire player, took the scalp of old team-mate Adam Lyth for twelve.
In the same over Brooks struck again to take the wicket of Luxton for a three-ball duck, the visitors edging nine short of the hundred before Shan Masood fell off the bowling of Matthew Montgomery.
Masood went for 34 after putting on fifty alongside England international Dawid Malan in fine nick, David Wiese was the fourth wicket of the evening, going for eleven, taken by Samit Patel before Revis (9) and Thompson (1) followed, Brooks and Afridi doing the damage, before a fourth wicket by Brooks in the last over, Yorkshire finishing 182/6 with Malan unbeaten on 95 from just 56 balls.
In response, Notts lost Joe Clarke off the bowling of Wiese for eight, but Alex Hales and Colin Munro put on 84 for a second wicket partnership before Hales went for 53 at the start of the twelfth over, Munro and Montgomery continued to give chase but the runs started to slow down, the South African hitting 28 in 19 balls whilst Munro, out for 46 went in the fifteenth over, when Montgomery was caught by Malan off Mike in the nineteenth over, Notts were nineteen short of target, failing to come close in the end as Yorkshire’s bowling attack, held off with Tom Moores (15) and Lyndon James (11 not out) at the crease.
Next up, Notts face Worcestershire at Trent Bridge on Friday before travelling to Edgbaston to face Birmingham Bears on Saturday, the Outlaws conclude a busy week on Sunday with a home game against Lancashire.
*Main image @TrentBridge Matthew Montgomery couldn’t help Notts to victory v Yorkshire.