Derbyshire Thrash Notts in Historic T20 Victory as Madsen and Whiteley Shine

Derbyshire Falcons secured a resounding 96-run victory over their local rivals, Notts Outlaws, marking their first T20 win over Notts in nine years in a thrilling Vitality T20 Blast North Group match.

This impressive performance was highlighted by standout contributions from Wayne Madsen and Ross Whiteley.

Derbyshire Thrash Notts in Historic T20 Victory as Madsen and Whiteley Shine
To assist hurt Notts, Daryn Dupavillon grabbed three for fifteen. • MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nottinghamshire 102 (Dupavillon 3-15, Brown 3-17, Whiteley 3-23) was defeated by Derbyshire 198 for 6 (Madsen 53, Stone 3-42) by a margin of 96 runs.

In the Vitality Blast North Group encounter in Derby, Derbyshire Falcons defeated their local rivals by 96 runs, and they celebrated their first T20 triumph over Notts Outlaws in nine years. With excellent batting from Wayne Madsen (53 off 32 balls) and Ross Whiteley (destructive 46 from only 16 overs), the Falcons recovered from 76 for 4 after 10 overs to 198 for 6.

After Whiteley followed up his spectacular batting display with 3 for 23, Daryn Dupavillon ripped away the top order, sending the Outlaws reeling to 36 for 4.

Falcons secured their second victory, while Outlaws lost their first four group games after collapsing to 102 all out in 16.4 overs. Aneurin Donald skied the first ball he faced to deep square, giving the visitors a good start to the game. However, in the third over, David Lloyd gave the Falcons a boost when he removed Ollie Stone for six.

Before Lloyd dismissed Ben Lister for his second maximum, New Zealander Cam Fletcher celebrated his debut with three off-side boundaries in Dillon Pennington’s second over. However, at the end of the powerplay, Fletcher edged ahead after Lloyd misplayed a pull at Stone to midwicket, leaving the Falcons on 47 for 3.

This brought in Samit Patel, who made an impression on his old team by hitting Lyndon James for six behind square in the opening over. However, he then pulled Calvin Harrison to Will Young at deep midwicket in the following over. The 13th over saw the Outlaws have a chance to remove Brooke Guest on 9, but Joe Clarke dropped him badly at cover, allowing Madsen and Whiteley to score the remaining runs in the innings.

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Madsen reached a 29-ball fifty after hitting Harrison for six and rampaging Pennington for four. He then lifted James to long off. That handed the field to Whiteley, who scored 50 runs off the final three overs while destroying the bowling with a vicious display of powerful strokeplay. As the Falcons set off, Stone was pulled twice for six, and Lister was given the same treatment in an over that cost twenty-three.

On the final ball, Whiteley was caught at deep cover, but he had already given the Outlaws a serious chase and won the match.

They needed their heavy guns to fire, but before Alex Hales could threaten again and become Dupavillon’s second victim, he was caught behind cutting at the first ball. The South African was bowled out for two fours, but he misplayed a powerful pull and was caught well at mid-on, severely hurting the Outlaws’ chances.

By the time Jack Haynes bowled to create space for Dupavillon to drive, and Young had sliced Pat Brown to cover, they were all but destroyed.

With his opening delivery, Whiteley put Tom Moores out of his misery, and in his next over, he had Matt Montgomery caught at deep cover. With 20 balls remaining, Stone became Whiteley’s third victim when he hammered him to long off, and the Falcons secured an incredible triumph.

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