Patel and Voges start for Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire 215 for 6 beat Yorkshire 162 for 8 by 53 runs
Nottinghamshire Outlaws blasted their highest ever score in the Friends Life t20 as they thrashed Yorkshire Carnegie by 53 runs thanks to rapid half-centuries from Adam Voges and Samit Patel.
Despite losing two wickets in their first four overs, Nottinghamshire still racked up 215 for 6 with Voges hitting 74 from 46 balls, including 10 fours and a six. Voges innings looked pedestrian in comparison to Patel, who smashed 52 from only 23 balls, including three sixes in four deliveries from Joe Root, as the pair shared 94 for the fourth wicket in just eight overs before both were dismissed by Anthony McGrath.
In reply, Yorkshire's hopes of chasing down their target evaporated in the 13th over, with Andy Carter removing Adam Lyth (43) and McGrath in successive balls.
Nottinghamshire chose to bat first but lost opener Riki Wessels third ball to Adil Rashid's leg-spin, while former Notts star Ryan Sidebottom had Alex Hales caught at point in the fourth over.
But Voges combined with fellow Australian David Hussey to up the run-rate, with Rashid's second over going for 18 before Hussey was caught at long-on off David Wainwright for 28. Voges and Patel found the boundary at will, with Root's one over of occasional off-spin despatched for 22, Patel hitting three sixes over cover.
The partnership was ended by McGrath, who had both batsmen caught off a leading edge, but Chris Read thumped three more sixes in the last three overs to finish unbeaten on 34.
Yorkshire began well with 33 coming off the first four overs before Ben Phillips yorked Andrew Gale, but found the going tougher once Nottinghamshire took the pace off the ball through Patel's left-arm spin and the medium-pace of Steven Mullaney.
Patel conceded just seven off his first two overs and had Jonny Bairstow caught at long-off for 31 and once Carter removed Lyth and McGrath, Yorkshire sunk rapidly. Four more wickets fell in the closing stages, with Scott Elstone's stunning boundary catch to dismiss Gerard Brophy off Patel a particular highlight.
Patel finished with 2 for 27 to collect the man-of-the-match award as Nottinghamshire made it two wins from two matches in the North Group.