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July 31, 2011
Nottinghamshire 281 for 6 v Glamorgan
Australian Adam Voges struck a brilliant unbeaten century and Samit Patel took four wickets as Nottinghamshire eased to an important 21-run Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C win over Glamorgan.
Voges scored 103 from 76 balls - with his second 50 coming off only 28 balls - out of the Outlaws' 281 for 6 from their 40 overs. Despite opener Gareth Rees scoring a run-a-ball 90 Glamorgan could only make 260 for 8 in reply giving Nottinghamshire, who won the toss, their fifth victory of the campaign.
Nottinghamshire's platform was set by openers Alex Hales and Rikki Wessels who put 82 in the first opening 10 overs. Hales brought up his 50 in 35 balls with six fours and also hit two sixes in successive overs from Graham Wagg and Will Owen, but his innings was ended in unfortunate circumstances when he was run out at the non-striker's end off Michael O'Shea's fingertips.
Two overs later Wessels holed out to Dean Cosker at long-on off O'Shea, but Patel and Voges proceeded to put on 74 in 15, overs both hitting Cosker for sixes over cover as the visitors reached 132 for two at the halfway stage. Voges went to 50 from 46 balls with five fours and a six, but not before he lost Patel who holed out to long-off.
The visitors took the batting powerplay at 203 for 3 after 32 overs and it yielded 49 runs, helped by Scott Elstone striking successive sixes off Wagg. And even though Elstone was stumped off Cosker, the Outlaws managed to score 100 off the final 10 overs.
With a chase of around seven an over, Glamorgan opted to open with Wagg as a pinch-hitter, but early on it was Rees who was the main aggressor in an opening stand of 70 in just under 13 overs.
Rees, who already had two centuries to his name in the competition this season, lost Wagg and then skipper Alviro Petersen, but he twice struck Graeme White out of the ground as 18 came off an over on his way to 50 from 58 balls. He continued his onslaught over with further sixes from Mullaney and Paul Franks.
Jim Allenby joined in with a six off Steven Mullaney before he found Hales at deep midwicket, ending a third-wicket stand of 66 in less than eight overs. But the Glamorgan middle order imploded as they lost four wickets in four overs for the addition of only 15 runs.
The damage was done by Patel who celebrated a double-wicket maiden when he removed Chris Cooke and O'Shea with consecutive deliveries as Glamorgan subsided from 170 for 2 to 185 for 6.
Patel struck again to remove Glamorgan's main threat. Rees attempted to hit his fourth six over wide mid-wicket, but this time holed out to end Glamorgan's chances. Patel finished with 4 for 37 from his eight overs.
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