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Derbyshire win by 16 runs

Notts vs Derbys

Friends Life t20: Derbyshire Falcons beat Nottinghamshire Outlaws by 16 runs

Chesney Hughes: Plundered 46 from just 25 deliveries for dominant Derbyshire

Derbyshire Falcons pulled off a 16-run victory over Nottinghamshire Outlaws in a rain-affected clash at Trent Bridge to keep themselves in contention for a quarter-final place in the Friends Life t20.

Openers Chesney Hughes and Wes Durston set up the win by putting on 98 together as the visitors totalled 108-1, after being put in, after thunderstorms had reduced the contest to just nine overs per side.

Notts, who went into the match knowing that victory would be enough to see them through to the last eight, lost wickets at regular intervals before ending on 92-7.

Hughes' was the only wicket to fall in the Derbyshire innings but he had plundered a hard-hitting 46 from just 25 deliveries by that stage.

He hit two sixes, both pulled over the leg side fence off Samit Patel, and six powerful fours, before top-edging Ian Butler to short fine leg in the penultimate over.

Durston, whose only t20 century came on the same ground in 2010, also cleared the ropes on two occasions as he ended the innings with an unbeaten 50 to his name, having also faced 25 balls.

Alex Hales was bowled by the first ball that he faced, from Tim Groenewald, as Notts began their pursuit but whilst his opening partner, Michael Lumb, was at the crease the home side remained optimistic.

The England t20 international scored the first 43 runs of Nottinghamshire's innings, with five fours and three sixes in a 15-ball knock but once he had been caught in the deep by a diving Mark Turner the remaining wickets fell steadily in pursuit of quick runs.

Patel also failed to score and David Hussey was caught at long on, having been sent on his way by the umpires after believing the delivery from Dan Redfern had been bowled above waist height.

Although Ian Butler and Chris Read both hit sixes in the closing stages, the target proved to be beyond reach as Derbyshire celebrated only their second victory in the last 15 matches against their local rivals.

Notts still head the North Group with two matches remaining and have it within their own destiny to finish as group leaders and earn a home quarter-final tie.

Match Details

Date
23rd Jul 2013
Toss
Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires
N G B Cook, G Sharp
TV Umpire
S J O'Shaughnessy

notts BATTING CARD

Batsman R
M.J. Lumb c Turner b Burgoyne 43
A.D. Hales b Groenewald 0
D.J. Hussey c Turner b Redfern 10
J.W.A. Taylor c Groenewald b Burgoyne 11
S.J. Mullaney s Poynton b Hughes 2
C.M.W. Read Not out 13
G.G. White Not out 2
Extras 0
Total 9.0 Overs 92 - 7
Full Batting Card

derbys BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
T.D. Groenewald 2 0 22 2
M.L. Turner 2 0 33 0
P.I. Burgoyne 2 0 13 2
D.J. Redfern 2 0 20 1
A.L. Hughes 1 0 4 2
Full Bowling Card