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MCC v Afghanistan, Lord's

Shapoor brightens Afghanistan's famous Lord's day

Jul 11, 2017: Shapoor Zadran gave the large contingent of Afghanistan fans plenty to cheer at Lord's during their historic first match at the ground before the weather closed in

Peter Della Penna at Lord's

Royal London Cup final

In-form Patel feels he has only just begun

Jun 29, 2017: Samit Patel's rich vein of form has left him wondering, at 32, if he is a better player than he ever imagined - not a bad mindset before a Lord's one-day final

Jon Culley

Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Trent Bridge, Day 2

Patel and Pattinson put Leicestershire to the sword

Jun 20, 2017: Samit Patel produced his second double-century in consecutive matches before James Pattinson ripped through Leicestershire's batting with an explosive burst of genuinely fast bowling

ECB Reporters Network

Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Trent Bridge, Day 1

Patel's golden form exposes Leicestershire

Jun 19, 2017: Samit Patel continued to make the most of the richest vein of form of his career with another imperious innings on the first day against Leicestershire

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Chelmsford

One of the great games as Patel, Mullaney nail record chase

Jun 16, 2017: Essex were in the box seat after hundreds from Alastair Cook and Ryan ten Doeschate set Nottinghamshire 371 in the Royal London Cup semi-final, but hundreds in return from Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney won one of the great games with three balls left

David Hopps

Gloucestershire v Notts, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Bristol, 3rd day

Patel's career-best swagger brightens drab encounter

Jun 10, 2017: Samit Patel has a career-best 257 to his name, moe runs than he has made all season, and a pleasure in an otherwise drab contest

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Bristol

Gloucestershire v Notts, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Bristol, 2nd day

Pujara and Patel lay Nottinghamshire's foundations

Jun 10, 2017: After a tiring first day at Bristol, Nottinghamshire's bowlers had the pleasure of putting their feet up as their top order chipped away at a Gloucestershire total of 303 that required equal parts patience and graft.

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Bristol

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Trent Brodge

Patel's ton pushes Nottinghamshire towards qualification

May 14, 2017: A century from Samit Patel helped propel Nottinghamshire into the knockout positions in the north group of the Royal London Cup

ECB Reporters Network

County news

'Fitness? I've never missed a game,' says Patel

May 9, 2017: Samit Patel has marked his benefit match at Trent Bridge on Thursday by defending his fitness record and questioning the emphasis on athleticism rather than skills

David Hopps

Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Market Warsop

Pattinson and Patel headline Nottinghamshire's cruise

May 7, 2017: Nottinghamshire boosted their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Royal London Cup with a six-wicket victory over Leicestershire at Welbeck

ECB Reporters Network

Khulna Titans v Rajshahi Kings, BPL 2016-17, Qualifier 2, Dhaka

Patel, Sabbir, Franklin take Rajshahi into final

Dec 7, 2016: Three wickets from Samit Patel and unbeaten knocks from Sabbir Rahman and James Franklin took Rajshahi Kings into the BPL final

Mohammad Isam

Dhaka Dynamites v Rajshahi Kings, BPL 2016-17, Chittagong

Mominul, Patel tip thriller Rajshahi's way

Nov 21, 2016: Half-centuries from Samit Patel and Mominul Haque helped Rajshahi Kings pip Dhaka Dynamites in a last-over finish in Chittagong

Mohammad Isam

BPL 2016-17

Rajshahi ride to victory on Samit Patel's all-round efforts

Nov 11, 2016: The allrounder first paired up with Mehedi Hasan Miraz to limit Dhaka Dynamites to 138 and then eased Rajshahi Kings' chase with a brisk unbeaten 44

ESPNcricinfo staff

Notts v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Compton keeps Middlesex top and sentences Notts to the drop

Sep 9, 2016: The differing emotions between the two sides told the story: as the Middlesex dressing room reverberated with an exuberant rendition of the team song, Nottinghamshire's players sat looking tired and dejected

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Newell takes blame as Patel and Ball offer hope

Sep 6, 2016: Jake Ball's hat-trick left Middlesex in a mess after Samit Patel scored 100 to give Nottinghamshire the upper hand after the first day at Trent Bridge

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

NatWest T20 Blast, Finals Day

Underdogs versus underperforming heavyweights

Aug 19, 2016: ESPNcricinfo sizes up the challengers for this year's Finals Day, with only one former champion among the four

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nottinghamshire v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Trent Bridge

Patel torpedos Essex as Notts avoid another stumble

Aug 8, 2016: Samit Patel claimed 4 for 20 as Nottinghamshire threw off their mental shackles to beat Essex and qualify for their first Finals Day since 2010

David Hopps

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, NatWest Blast, North Group, Trent Bridge

Furious Lees lambasts 'terrible' umpiring decision

Jul 15, 2016: Yorkshire skipper Alex Lees lambasted an umpiring decision by Martin Saggers as 'terrible' as Nottinghamshire all but assured themselves of a last-eight place

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Notts v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Patel makes light work of Wagner's efforts

Jul 4, 2016: Just when it seemed summer had finally broken out, a blanket of cloud settled over Trent Bridge to enliven the day with a touch of spectator disgruntlement

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Surrey v Nottinghamshire, Specsavers Championship, Div One, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Wounded Surrey lay platform for victory push

Jun 21, 2016: With a hearty lead, now worth 385, and a pitch showing glimpses of deterioration, Surrey look well-equipped to prise out ten wickets tomorrow, and so regain a little of their lost swagger

Tim Wigmore at Kia Oval
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