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June 19, 2013
Nottinghamshire 189 for 6 (Taylor 90* ) beat Netherlands 188 for 7 (Cooper 49) by four wickets
James Taylor led Nottinghamshire to a four-wicket win over Netherlands, extending their perfect record in the Yorkshire Bank 40 to seven games.
Tom Cooper top-scored with 49 for Holland, who after winning the toss were lifted to 188 for 7 by a seventh-wicket stand of 57 between Dom Michael and captain Peter Borren.
Taylor's unbeaten 90 meant Nottinghamshire were always in control of their chase, which they completed with seven balls to spare.
Netherlands openers Stephan Myburgh and Michael Swart were back in the pavilion with only 11 on the board, Ajmal Shahzad with both scalps. Cooper put on 47 with Wesley Barresi and 45 with James Gruijters before he was fifth out, one short of a half-century with the score on 104.
Eric Szwarczynski became the second victim of Steven Mullaney before Borren and Michael gave Netherlands hope.
Quirijn Gunning's List A debut began with the wicket of the horribly out of form Alex Hales for a duck with the fourth delivery of Nottinghamshire reply. But Taylor and Michael Lumb steadied any early nerves with a stand of 83 before Cooper removed Lumb and Samit Patel to leave Nottinghamshire 98 for 3.
Taylor's half-century came up in between those two wickets, off 65 balls with six fours. Ed Cowan and Chris Read fell cheaply to give Netherlands a glimmer of hope at 153 for 5.
But Mullaney hit 26 from 16 balls and though he was run out with three needed for victory, Taylor hit the next ball for a match-winning boundary, the ninth of his 119-ball innings.
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