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30th August 2010

Notts Outlaws edge a win over the Dynamos at Trent Bridge

In team news, Mark Davies and Will Smith replace Mitchell Claydon and Kyle Coetzer from the Dynamos team that beat Scottish Saltires on Sunday.

There was confusion aplenty in the opening stages with two run outs in just 2.1 overs, the first off the opening delivery of the innings, bowled by Gareth Breese and thrown by Scott Borthwick, saw the  umpires instructing Alex Hales to leave the field after it became clear that neither Notts batsmen wanted to return to the pavilion.   The second came off the first ball of Breese’s second over, a direct hit from Mark Davies, saw Notts’ overseas player Adam Voges out for 2, leaving the Outlaws 3-2.

Akhil and Samit Patel steadied the ship, putting on fifty by the 13th over.  Notts were 98-3 once Scott Borthwick ended their run when Akhil was caught by Gordon Muchall on 38.  Samit Patel was the next man to fall, caught at extra cover by Muchall off Breese 75, having shared a 38 run stand with Notts academy product Scott Elstone. 

Elstone contributed 30 before he was stumped off Blackwell with the Outlaws 164-5.  Chris Read and Steven Mullaney guided the hosts past the 200 mark in the 36th over. Their 84 run partnership came to an end when Mullaney was out lbw for 28, to Rushworth, who bowled Paul Franks with his next delivery, leaving Notts 248-7.

Notts finished their forty overs with 257-7 on the board.

The Dynamos started their response confidently notching up ten an over for the first four but then lost captain Phil Mustard for 18 when he was bowled by Ryan Sidebottom with the first delivery of the fifth over.   Sidebottom struck again just as the visitors passed the fifty mark with Stoneman caught by Mullaney on 25.

Ben Harmison and Gordon Muchall pushed the Dynamos well past the hundred mark, putting on 86 between them before the latter was caught by Darren Pattinson off the bowling of Mullaney for 47.  Harmison was next out, looking to up the rate he was caught just in front of the boundary by White on 46, again to Steven Mullaney, leaving the Dynamos 146-4.

With the side behind the run rate the side needed to push on but the Dynamos were 198-5 after Stokes was caught behind off Pattinson for 39.  With three overs to go the visitors needed 36 for the win, but lost a wicket on the final delivery of the 38th over when Blackwell was caught by Mullaney off Pattison for 30.

Gareth Breese added 19 before he was dismissed with ten balls to go – caught by Pattinson off Sidebottom which meant the Dynamos needed 25 for the win.  Sixes were the order of the day to try and secure the win and Smith was the second player to get caught going for the maximum, caught by Voges off Pattinson for 5. 

Chris Rushworth joined Scott Borthwick for the final two balls of the innings with the Dynamos requiring 11 for the win., he hit the first delivery for a six and it all went down to the final ball – but it wasn’t to be – a single was all we could get and the Outlaws claimed the win by three runs.

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