Match Report

Start: Sunday 5th May 2013, Days: 1   Venue: County Ground

Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat.

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Nottinghamshire Outlaws
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Nottinghamshire win by 83 runs
A. Hall
58 (68)

Top Batsmen: Runs (Balls)

J. Taylor
108 (102)
S. Crook
2 (6)

Top Bowlers: Wickets (Overs)

S. Patel
3 (8)
Innings Byes Leg Byes No Balls Balls Runs Wickets Overs
1Nottinghamshire Outlaws120240287Wickets: 440
2Steelbacks070240204Wickets: 840

Full Match Report

James Taylor hit a fine century and Samit Patel a whirlwind 95 as Nottinghamshire Outlaws opened their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign in style with an 83-run win over Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Wantage Road.

The visitors, fielding six England internationals, batted with real purpose en route to 287 for four, Taylor scoring 108 off 102 balls and Patel adding further impetus with a boundary-laden 66-ball knock.

An efficient Nottinghamshire display with the ball followed and their victory was assured long before Northamptonshire closed on 204 for eight. Patel rounded off a wonderful individual display with 3-30 and Andrew Hall’s unbeaten 58 proved in vain.

Chris Read opted to bat upon winning the toss and the visitors made hay on a decent surface, despite losing Michael Lumb to Trent Copeland in the second over.

Alex Hales assumed the dominant role in the initial stages and reached 50 from as many balls shortly after being badly dropped at short fine-leg off Hall.

The miss did not prove costly, as Hales was bowled aiming a crude swipe at Steven Crook.

That brought in Patel, who went on to add 149 with Taylor inside 18 overs.

Taylor’s progress was sedate at first, but after taking 69 balls over his first fifty he then raced to three figures in a further 29 deliveries before picking out long-on off Crook.

Patel, dropped twice before reaching 40, was in full flow by that stage. However, he fell narrowly short of his own century when falling in the final over, a skier off Copeland providing the bowler with a return catch.

Riki Wessels provided an effective cameo with a couple of sixes and Northants duly fell apart following a promising start to their reply.

Stephen Peters and Kyle Coetzer put on 59, before Northants lost six for 17 in a miserable collapse.

Peters, advancing down the pitch to Patel, had his stumps rattled and the same fate befell Coetzer as he had his leg stump removed by Jake Ball in the next over.

Alex Wakely missed an attempted reverse-sweep off Patel, who then had Ben Duckett caught off a pre-mediated switch hit after David Sales had steered a short, wide offering from Ball to backward point.

The wickets kept on coming, Crook stumped in Graeme Swann’s first over and debutant Matthew Spriegel falling to Steven Mullaney.

Hall and James Middlebrook, who made 43, provided some belated resistance in a partnership of 97 but the run-rate swiftly spiralled out of control.

Steelbacks Nottinghamshire Outlaws
01 Stephen Peters01 Alex Hales
02 Kyle Coetzer02 Michael Lumb
03 Alex Wakely03 Matthew Wessels
04 David Sales04 James Taylor
05 Matthew Spriegel05 Samit Patel
06 Ben Duckett06 Christopher Read
07 Steven Crook07 Steven Mullaney
08 Andrew Hall08 Graeme Swann
09 James Middlebrook09 Andrew Carter
10 Trent Copeland10 Jacob Ball
11 Olly Stone11 Harry Gurney
Officials: Peter Hartley, Jeremy Lloyds,

Score Card

Nottinghamshire Outlaws
1st innings
1st innings

Nottinghamshire Outlaws 1st innings 287 Wickets: 4 (40 Overs)

Batsman Bowled by How out RUNS MINS BALLS 4S 6S
M. Lumb T. Copeland Caught Stephen Peters Bowled Trent Copeland 5 8 8 1 0
A. Hales S. Crook Bowled Steven Crook 50 65 52 6 0
J. Taylor S. Crook Caught Matthew Spriegel Bowled Steven Crook 108 117 102 10 2
S. Patel T. Copeland Caught and Bowled Trent Copeland 95 73 66 11 1
M. Wessels   Not Out 17 16 9 0 2
C. Read   Not Out 6 3 3 1 0
S. Mullaney   Not Out 0 0 0 0 0
G. Swann   Not Out 0 0 0 0 0
A. Carter   Not Out 0 0 0 0 0
J. Ball   Not Out 0 0 0 0 0
H. Gurney   Not Out 0 0 0 0 0
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
S. Crook 6 0 59 2
T. Copeland 8 0 50 2
O. Stone 5 0 44 0
A. Hall 7 0 36 0
J. Middlebrook 6 0 53 0
M. Spriegel 8 0 42 0
Fall of Wicket Runs
M. Lumb 15
A. Hales 94
J. Taylor 243
S. Patel 279