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Patel inspires Outlaws to YB40 glory

By Chris Devine at Lord's

Samit Patel backed up his pre-match confidence by delivering the decisive contribution as Notts Outlaws defeated Glamorgan by 87 runs to win the Yorkshire Bank 40.

Patel attracted attention in the lead-up to Notts’ first Lord’s final in 24 years when suggesting his side would be far too strong for Glamorgan if they played to their potential.

His words appeared potentially misguided when Mark Wallace’s men reached 108 for two in pursuit of 245.

However, Patel then removed the key trio of Chris Cooke, Jim Allenby and Murray Goodwin in the space of nine balls, his first two wickets coming courtesy of outstanding deliveries that turned sharply.

The slow left-armer finished with 3-21 from seven overs and both Ajmal Shahzad and Stuart Broad chipped in with three wickets apiece as Glamorgan slumped to 157 all out and suffered a third defeat in as many tournament finales at Lord’s. Their conquerors were able to delight in a first one-day triumph since the 1989 B&H Cup.

Notts’ total of 244 for eight matched the number of runs scored by each team in last year’s corresponding fixture, when Hampshire Royals trumped Warwickshire Bears by virtue of losing fewer wickets.

Chris Read’s 53 represented the most significant contribution, while Glamorgan are likely to rue the fact David Hussey contributed 42 to a fifth-wicket partnership of 99, the Australia batsman having been dropped by a diving Gareth Rees at mid-off on three.

Andrew Salter was the luckless bowler when Hussey was reprieved, the 20-year-old off-spinner having shared Glamorgan’s first four scalps with Simon Jones, who returned 2-36 in his final List A outing.

After seeing his team slip from 52 without loss to 90 for four, Read refused to be cowed and struck two sixes in his aggressive run-a-ball knock.

Further momentum was provided by Graeme Swann and Steven Mullaney, who thumped 29 not out and 21 respectively in the closing overs.

Yet Glamorgan then assumed a strong position after losing captain Mark Wallace to the first ball of the second over.

Gareth Rees proved strong on the pull in his 29 and Cooke showed the form that had brought 500 runs in the competition prior to the final when progressing elegantly to 46.

A thrilling finish to rival 2012 seemed to be on the cards as Glamorgan moved into three figures, but Patel had other ideas and Notts never looked likely to cede control following their all-rounder’s devastating burst.

Shahzad went on to strike twice in an over at the start of the batting powerplay and Broad cleaned up the tail as Glamorgan’s last five wickets went down for the addition of 13 runs.

Match Scorecard

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Glamorgan Innings

Highlights of the Glamorgan reply, which hit the skids when Samit Patel claimed three wickets in nine balls

4:44pm - WICKET! Hogan b Broad 0; Glamorgan 157 all out - NOTTS OUTLAWS WIN BY 87 RUNS AND ARE YORKSHIRE BANK 40 CHAMPIONS - Broad finishes things off in style, bowling Michael Hogan for his third scalp. Glamorgan's last five wickets went down for the addition of 13 runs, but it was the earlier efforts of Samit Patel that proved decisive.

4:41pm - WICKET! Wagg c Read b Broad 18; Glam 157/9 - The procession continues as Wagg sends the ball into orbit and is held by Chris Read. Here comes Simon Jones to a warm ovation.

4:37pm - WICKET! Cosker c Mullaney b Broad 3; Glam 155/8 - Broad gets in on the act as Cosker skies to mid-off. Notts are on the brink of glory.

4:28pm - WICKET! Salter lbw Shahzad 2; Glam 147/7 - Andrew Salter pads up to the second ball he faces and is adjudged lbw. This may not last much longer.

4:25pm - WICKET! Wright c Lumb b Shahzad 14; Glam 144/6 - And that could end any hopes Glamorgan had. Wright pulls the first ball of the powerplay straight to midwicket.

4:22pm - It does not take long for the asking rate to spiral in these scenarios. Another tight over from Patel leaves 101 needed from the final 10 overs. The batting powerplay is duly taken.

4:14pm - The required rate is climbing rapidly now and Glamorgan need something special. Ben Wright, who has just survived a half-chance for a stumping off Swann, and Graham Wagg are in the middle.

4:02pm - WICKET! Goodwin lbw Patel 6; Glam 118/5 - This is fast turning into the Samit Patel Show! Goodwin falls lbw on the sweep and Notts are big favourites now.

3:58pm - Broad is back from the Pavilion End as Notts go for the jugular.

3:53pm - WICKET! Allenby b Patel 34; Glam 115/4 - Goodwin is certainly key to Glamorgan's chances now. Patel produces another outstanding delivery to clean up Allenby. I think that one turned even more than the ball that got Cooke!

3:50pm - Cooke's dismissal will undoubtedly have lifted Notts, but Glamorgan now have the vastly experienced Murray Goodwin at the crease. I can't help but feel he could be the ideal man for this situation.

3:45pm - WICKET! Cooke b Patel 46; Glam 108/3 - Broad will feel better now. Samit Patel finds sharp turn to bowl Cooke; that was a beauty from the slow left-armer!

3:41pm - CHANCE - This could be a big moment. Cooke, on 38, looks to have picked out mid-off facing Swann but a leaping Broad is unable to get his hands to the ball.

3:35pm - A mix-up over a second run almost leads to Cooke departing. This game has featured numerous twists and remains in the balance. Notts will be keen to break this stand as Allenby is also growing in stature. Swann changes ends in search of a breakthrough.

3:27pm - Cooke, his side's leading scorer in the YB40 this summer, is starting to look good, epitomised by a driven boundary off Swann that owed much to excellent footwork. When Steven Mullaney comes on and drops short, the number three finds the fence at midwicket. 

3:18pm - Glamorgan deal in ones and twos as Graeme Swann comes on to partner Shahzad.

3:08pm - WICKET! Rees b Shahzad 29; Glam 42/2 - Rees plays inside a straight ball from Ajmal Shahzad and is comprehensively bowled. Jim Allenby - the hero of Glamorgan's semi-final triumph - is the new batsman.

3:05pm - The powerplay concludes with Glamorgan 40 for one, seven runs and a wicket worse off than Notts at the same stage. Rees has just collected another impressive boundary on the pull.

3pm - Broad sends down a snorter that seams away from Rees and over the bails. The England paceman is pulled for four later in the over but almost has Rees playing on next ball. Glamorgan end the seventh over on 33 for one as Cooke punches effortlessly through point for his first four.

2:54pm - Rees produces the most convincing stroke of the innings thus far, powerfully pulling Broad to the midwicket rope. The same batsman is then fortunate to see an inside edge off Gurney miss the stumps.

2:45pm - Broad sees a hugely enthusiastic lbw appeal against Cooke turned down at the end of the third over. Gurney is then cut for four by Gareth Rees, although the left-hander almost picked out the same fielder as Wallace.

2:37pm - WICKET! Wallace c Taylor b Gurney 2; Glam 4/1 - This is not the start Glamorgan wanted. Skipper Mark Wallace offers up a simple catch to backward point from Gurney's first ball. New batsman Chris Cooke almost perishes for a golden duck when edging just short of Graeme Swann at second slip.

2:36pm - The opening over from Stuart Broad yields four singles. Left-armer Harry Gurney will share the new ball.

2:31pm - Here we go then. The last three innings in Lord's 40-over finals have brought 244 runs. Can Glamorgan go one better?

Notts Outlaws Innings

Highlights of the Notts Outlaws innings at Lord's, which featured a valuable fifty from Chris Read

 

2:07pm - END OF INNINGS - Notts Outlaws 244/8; Swann 29* - Swann finishes unbeaten on 29 off 19 deliveries but England team-mate Stuart Broad is bowled for a golden duck by Hogan with the last ball of the innings. I think Notts will be pretty happy with that total, particularly considering where they stood after 20 overs.

2:02pm - WICKET! Mullaney b Wagg 21; Notts 237/7 - Mullaney is cleaned up making room to hit a full ball through the off side. However, his contribution of 21 from 12 balls was just what Notts were after at this stage.

1:58pm - Hogan's figures take a hit at the hands of Swann and Mullaney, who are striking the ball cleanly. The powerplay ends with 47 runs added.

1:53pm - Wagg has proven expensive and Notts have 214 on the board with three overs remaining. I would not like to pick a winner at this stage.

1:45pm - WICKET! Read c Cooke b Hogan 53; Notts 195/6 - We have another swing in momentum as Read picks out Chris Cooke running in from the cover rope. That is the third time Notts have lost wickets in successive overs. Steven Mullaney joins Swann.

1:43pm - Graeme Swann has been promoted in order to make the most of the batting powerplay. He wastes little time in finding the fence at third man.

1:38pm - WICKET! Hussey run out 42; Notts 189/5 - But there is a wicket for Glamorgan next ball! Hussey hesitates over a single and is run out following excellent work from Ben Wright at cover. That ends a stand of 99 in 15.2 overs.

1:37pm - FIFTY! Read (50b 4x4 2x6) - The Outlaws skipper brings up his half-century in style, lashing Wagg high over long-on at the start of the batting powerplay.

1:31pm - Graham Wagg is brought on but the runs keep coming. Read has 41 and Hussey 40.

1:21pm - Hussey greets Salter's reintroduction with consecutive fours through backward point and extra-cover. That drop from Rees is looking increasingly important as the 31st over yields 18. Notts are now 163 for four with nine to come.

1:16pm - A misfield from Jones at short fine-leg allows Read to collect three and move the partnership to 50 from 53 balls. The game appears delicately poised.

1:11pm - Not content with his aerial stroke in the last set of six, Read thumps the returning Allenby back over his head for the innings' second maximum. Notts are 132 for four after 27 overs.

1:07pm - Read pulls out his pitching-wedge to take Cosker for three over mid-on. Glamorgan would love another wicket or two before the closing overs.

12:58pm - Jones is denied a closing maiden when Read drives to the midwicket rope, but can still be happy with figures of 2-36 from eight overs. The former England man receives a lengthy round of applause after completing his last spell in List A cricket.

12:53pm - Hussey continues to live dangerously, edging narrowly past slip when Dean Cosker replaces Salter. Notts captain Chris Read is the other batsman in occupation.

12:45pm - CHANCE - Goodness me! Salter should have a third wicket, only for Gareth Rees - diving forward at mid-off - to put down David Hussey. How costly could that prove? 

12:41pm - WICKET! Taylor c Wallace b Jones 22; Notts 90/4 - Taylor gives Notts some much-needed impetus, flicking a Jones full-toss to the right of mid-on before driving the veteran seamer through cover for four more. However, Jones responds with a length delivery that nips away to beat the edge and then has Taylor caught behind next ball!

12:34pm - WICKET! Patel c Rees b Salter 10; Notts 80/3 - Salter strikes again! Patel tries to raise the tempo but picks out mid-off in a wicket-maiden.

12:32pm - Jones and Salter continue to impress, backed up by sharp fielding in the ring. Notts will not want this quiet period to go on for too much longer.

12:25pm - We have not seen a boundary since the openers departed. The accurate Jones finishes his fourth over with figures of 1-15 and Notts are 74 for two after 15.

12:18pm - James Taylor and Samit Patel now face the challenge of stabilising Notts' innings. These two have batted well in the Yorkshire Bank 40 this year, each scoring more than 500 runs.

12:09pm - WICKET! Hales c Goodwin b Jones 18; Notts 58/2 - Hales gives his wicket away to provide Glamorgan with a second scalp in as many overs. The tall right-hander looks to attack Jones but succeeds only in picking out off-side sweeper Murray Goodwin.

12:03pm - WICKET! Lumb c & b Salter 28; Notts 52/1 - Glamorgan needed this. After Simon Jones calms things down from the Pavilion End, young off-spinner Andrew Salter is introduced and has Lumb caught and bowled with his second ball.

11:57am - There does not appear to be a great deal of pace and bounce in this surface, but runs are coming much easier now. Hales lofts Hogan down the ground to move into double figures and Lumb subsequently clears the infield off Allenby before edging past Mark Wallace for four more. The next ball is pulled high over wide long-on for six! The Outlaws end the powerplay on 47 without loss, having taken 34 from the last three overs.

11:50am - The first four finally arrives as a loose ball from Allenby deflects off Hales' pad and runs away fine. Lumb then collects a boundary with a fierce pull that almost took the head off the fielder at short midwicket. Notts are on to 22 after six overs.

11:44am - Batting is not easy at present and the floodlights are on. Hogan finds appreciable inward movement with two deliveries in succession and Alex Hales plays outside the line on both occasions. Another quiet over from Allenby passes and we have yet to see a boundary.

11:37am - Jim Allenby played a blinder in Glamorgan's semi-final and is right on the money today, conceding just a single in his opening set of six. The score reads four without loss after two overs.

11:33am - There is early swing for Michael Hogan, who starts the first over with a wide but finishes by rapping Michael Lumb on the pad to prompt an lbw appeal. Thankfully for the Notts man, the ball pitched some way outside leg stump.

Pre-Play News

11:25am - We're almost ready to begin at the home of cricket. Glamorgan's attack boasts plenty of experience with the likes of Jones, Hogan, Dean Cosker and Jim Allenby. Can they restrict Notts' star-studded batting line-up to a manageable total? England's Twenty20 openers - Alex Hales and Michael Lumb - will get the innings under way.

Chris Read speaks to ecb.co.uk ahead of the Yorkshire Bank 40 final

11:13am - Here are the teams in full:

Notts Outlaws: Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, James Taylor, Samit Patel, David Hussey, Chris Read (captain & wicketkeeper), Steven Mullaney, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Ajmal Shahzad, Harry Gurney.

Glamorgan: Gareth Rees, Mark Wallace (captain & wicketkeeper), Chris Cooke, Jim Allenby, Murray Goodwin, Ben Wright, Graham Wagg, Andrew Salter, Dean Cosker, Michael Hogan, Simon Jones.

11:04am - GLAMORGAN WIN TOSS AND BOWL - Under rather murky skies, Mark Wallace opts to chase. Broad and Swann are predictably included in a Notts side boasting nine internationals. Glamorgan are unchanged from their semi-final win at Hampshire.

10:58am - The toss will take place in a few moments. In the meantime, it appears Glamorgan have a boxing superstar on their side today. Maybe Carl Froch should show his support for the Outlaws to even things up... 

10:50am - Notts are boosted by the availability of England duo Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann, but have young seamer Jake Ball - their leading wicket-taker in the competition - absent through injury.

Ball has taken 19 scalps, but no bowler can top the tally of 26 achieved by Glamorgan paceman Michael Hogan. The Welsh side's attack is also set to include Simon Jones, who has announced his intention to retire from first-class and List A cricket after today's game.

10:40am - It is probably fair to say this is not the final most people would have been expecting at the start of the summer. Glamorgan have never triumphed in a domestic final at Lord's and are bidding to secure their first trophy since 2004, when they won the national one-day league.

Notts have also been starved of success in white-ball cricket and it is 24 years since they lifted the B&H Cup at this venue.

10:30am - Durham are the new LV= County Champions, while Northants Steelbacks surged to Friends Life t20 glory last month. Today we find out who will end 2013 as the final winners of the Yorkshire Bank 40. Glamorgan and Notts Outlaws are the two teams with victory in their sights and ecb.co.uk is in position to update you on all the action from Lord's.

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