Gurney and Co look to make it third time lucky at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire CC 2018, Royal London Cup kit'Harry Gurney
Nottinghamshire CC 2018, Royal London Cup kit'Harry Gurney

Harry Gurney said he and his Notts Outlaws team-mates are hoping to repay the Trent Bridge supporters’ faith when rivals Leicestershire Foxes visit on Friday night.

The Outlaws have had a mixed bag of results so far this year in the Vitality T20 Blast, winning three and losing both home matches in the North Group to Birmingham Bears and Durham Jets.

But Gurney and his fellow Outlaws are hoping to give the Trent Bridge crowd a win to cheer about when the Foxes come to town.

“After losing the first game in front of a great crowd - and we had a fantastic crowd in tonight on a Tuesday night, we were really keen to put in a decent performance for them, so we’re really frustrated we weren’t able to,” said Gurney, following the 34-run defeat to Durham.

“But we’ve got another game here on Friday night against Leicestershire, obviously a local derby, and one we’ll be well up for, hopefully we’ll get the win for the support.”

Durham’s success was largely helped by an unbeaten 98 from skipper Tom Latham as the visitors posted 184-5.

Gurney added: “In the short format, one performance, particularly a batter, in the short form of the game can have a strong influence and obviously Latham played really well for his 90-odd and that’s been the difference between the two sides.”