Nottinghamshire Prepare for Winner Takes All Clash

Notts Outlaws will qualify for the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup if they beat Yorkshire Carnegie at Trent Bridge this evening (play commences 5:40pm). Yorkshire, Somerset and Glamorgan all had games abandoned due to rain yesterday meaning that three teams will now qualify from the Northern Division. With Durham and Lancashire already assured of a place in the knockout stages, the winner of this evening’s fixture will go through in third position. “We played well and batted well against Yorkshire at Headingley and we need the top order to take on the responsibility and win the game for us this evening,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell. “Good partnerships between one and four will be crucial but we can take confidence from the way that we won the game at Headingley and make it to the quarter-finals. “We had a bit of luck with the weather affecting the games last night but it means that everything is back in our hands and if we win we’re through. “We’ll make a late decision on team selection but everything comes down to this match and we’re expecting a big crowd to get behind us at Trent Bridge.” Tickets are available on the day priced £15 for adults, £15 for senior citizens, £8 for juniors and £38 for families (two adults and two children). Notts Outlaws squad to face Yorkshire Carnegie (from): Will Jefferson, Adam Voges, Samit Patel, Bilal Shafayat, Chris Read, Mark Ealham, Paul Franks, Gareth Clough, Rob Ferley, Darren Pattinson, Charlie Shreck, Mark Wagh, Chris Cairns, Andre Adams, Matt Wood © Nottinghamshire CCC
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