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The defending champions, Nottinghamshire, gained some momentum with back to back wins after a defeat in their first match. They'd now meet Derbyshire at County Ground, Derby in a bid to close in on towards getting the top spot in the points table. Unlike Notts, Derbyshire couldn't really bounce back after their defeat against Lancashire. They were beaten again by Worcestershire in what happened to be their second loss in two games.
Batting first on a slow track against Worcestershire, the Falcons could manage a total of only 135. Derbyshire's batsmen started off in fine fashion as they picked three boundaries in the second over of Patrick Brown. Their joy was shortlived as Matt Critchley was sent back by Luke Wood in the third over of the match. It was a sorry looking scorecard for Derbyshire after that.
Barring Ben Slater, skipper Gary Wilson, and debutant Anuj Dal, no batsman was unable to score in double digits. With a subpar total on the board, they needed early wickets and that too without giving away too many runs. Despite Wayne Madsen going for 15 in his first over, Derbyshire kept themselves in the hunt as Ravi Rampaul and Lokie Ferguson dismissed Joe Clarke and Callum Ferguson respectively. Bowlers bowled well thereafter and kept chipping away with the dot balls, Martin Guptill's run-a-ball knock was too much to handle for them.
Derbyshire made it to the quarterfinals last year and they have a point to prove that it was not just fluke. With Luis Reece set to miss a large chunk of the competition, they appear to be a little low on power when it comes to the power hitting. They need the likes of Calum Macleod and Matt Critchley to complement their excellent bowling attack so as to make an impact in this season as well.
BT Slater, MJJ Critchley, Calum MacLeod, WL Madsen, GC Wilson, AL Hughes, Anuj Dal, D Smit, Wahab Riaz, Lockie Ferguson, Ravi Rampaul.
Just a day after Dan Christan smashed the fastest century for Nottinghamshire, in just 37 deliveries, Nottinghamshire racked up another win against Leicestershire.
Sent in by Leicestershire to bat first, Notts lost their openers pretty quickly. Steven Mullaney was the first to depart and Riki Wessels followed him to the pavilion just after one over. Tom Moores and Samit Patel then combined together to script one of the best third-wicket partnerships in the season so far. Not only did they keep Leics bowlers at bay, they never allowed the scoring rate dip below a certain level. They were cruising with 114 in 11.3 overs when Samit Patel departed. Moores, too, could not continue for long after his fifty and departed for a well-made 51. Riding on his brilliant form, Dan Christan played a useful hand of 47 off just 29 delivers. Although they lost quick wickets during the end of their innings, they got to the total of 199 which proved to be too much at the end.
Cameron Delport and Neil Dexter started off in a blazing manner for Leics, but attacking field settings and proactive bowling changes by Dan Christan in the middle overs strangled their batsmen. Leics collapsed from 80 for 2 to 102 for 6 before eventually finishing 19 runs short of Notts' total. Nottinghamshire's bowling effort was commendable on an excellent batting surface with a lightning quick outfield. The defending champions have a reputation to maintain and they'd need their bowlers and batsmen to continue doing what they've done in their last couple of matches.
Steven Mullaney, Jake Libby, Tom Moores, SR Patel, Billy Root, DT Christian, will fraine, Paul Coughlin, Luke Fletcher, IS Sodhi, Harry Gurney.
Nottinghamshire have displayed everything a coach or a fan could have asked from a team in just the span of three matches. After a brutal loss, they've bounced back in terrific fashion. Derbyshire, on the other hand, failed to deliver in any of their two matches and have lacked inspiration. Notts have the momentum with them and considering the form of Patel, Christan, and Moores, the Notts are easily the favorites to win the upcoming match.