August 8, 2022
Recent Match Report – Notts vs Sussex Group A 2022

Nottinghamshire 290 for 7 (Montgomery 87, Patterson-White 62*) beat Sussex 225 (75+, Hutton 3-24) by 65 runs

Matthew Montgomery scored 87 and Liam Patterson-White scored a career-best unbeaten 62 to help Knotts Outlaw start their Royal London Cup campaign with a 65-run victory over the Sussex Sharks at Trent Bridge.

Despite a sticky start, the Outlaws posted 290 for 7 in their 50 overs when left-arm spinner Patterson-White smashed three sixes in his 46-ball knock, setting his highest score of 27 in his debut season in 2021. easily defeated.

Patterson-White then teamed up with bowler Dane Patterson to silence Sussex’s most dangerous weapon, taking a brilliant catch at square leg to dismiss India batting star Cheteshwar Pujara for just 9 as the Sussexes were 225 for 44 in 44 overs. Got out, in which Tom Alsop scored 75 for 80. The balls went in vain, Brett Hutton took 3 for 24.

Montgomery’s best for Nottinghamshire prior to this match was 35 on his debut in the competition last season, although he has a List A century for KwaZulu-Natal in his native South Africa.

Haseeb Hameed, captaining him for the first time in a competitive match, had the Outlaws in for a tough day after a tough start saw them slip to 38 for 3 in the opening 12 overs. ,

New ball bowlers Arie Karvelas and Brad Curry, who were on trial with the Sussexes, took advantage of the conditions brilliantly. Karvelas finds a thin edge to catch Ben Slater from behind before Sol Budinger attempts to pull Curry over and is caught at deep square leg.

When Shaun Hunt replaced Curry at the pavilion end, he delivered another blow as the ball hit the shoulder of Hameed’s bat, where Delray Rollins took a low catch that was questioned by the Outlaws captain, but was ruled out. to be confirmed.

Montgomery and Lyndon James added 79 runs in just 15 overs before the latter caught the wrong bridge at short midwicket. But Montgomery dismissed 18-year-old legspinner Archie Lenham for six for 51 off 58 balls.

Wicketkeeper Dan Schadendorff was run out, but the outlaws were now in motion and with Patterson-White setting the pace, the final 10 overs saw a total of 104 runs despite Montgomery’s early loss.

After playing a largely conservative shot up to that point, Montgomery attempted a reverse pull as Curry returned to the attack and could only help the ball into wicketkeeper Alsop’s glove.

His dismissal was a welcome one for the Sussexes, but the Outlaws returned with a hail of sixes, Hutton smashing 29 off 14 balls as he and Patterson-White put on 53 runs in 29 balls for the sixth wicket . Karvelas, who got only 12 runs in his first five overs, saw his figures suffer, but Curry made a good comeback, spending only seven in his last two overs.

Needing to score just under six overs, Sussex’s chase became a flamboyant one as Harrison Ward scored 18 runs in Jack Chappell’s opening over, he was dismissed for 28 by Patterson when Ali Orr was pinned in front by Hutton. it was done. Finished first and Pujara’s defeat in the 10th looked like a mortal wound.

Tom Clarke was stumped down the pitch by a Patterson-White delivery and fell ahead of Rollins Chappell, at which point Sussex were 73 for 5 in the 19th over.

Alsop raised hopes of finding a way back for the Sharks, but when he and Dan Ibrahim (40) put on 86 for the sixth wicket, he took a liberty too high with Chappell, hitting him for a six and four, but Then missed a slow bouncer. Can be caught at wide mid on.

Ibrahim was seventh out, pulling straight into deep backward, Karvelas picked up Chappell at mid-on and 18-year-old left-arm spinner Fateh Singh ended things with his maiden List A wicket as both Hunt and Curry were out. feet before swinging across the line.

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