Adam Voges buoyed by Nottinghamshire CB 40 win

Adam Voges
Australia international Voges hit seven fours in his 60-ball 74

Batsman Adam Voges says Nottinghamshire produced their best performance of the season so far in Wednesday's CB 40 win over Gloucestershire at Trent Bridge.

Voges hit 74 in Notts' total of 270-9, before Paul Franks took 5-43 as the visitors were bowled out for 229.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It was nice to come away with a good win.

"We stuttered a little bit at the start [of the competition] but I thought this was our best all round game with both bat and ball."

Opener Riki Wessels, on his home debut, made 51 and shared a second-wicket stand of 88 with Samit Patel (42).

After both were dismissed in quick succession, Voges forged a 111-run partnership with captain Chris Read, who made 39.

Voges, 31, continued: "Sam and Riki played beautifully I thought - they paced the innings well.

"It would have been nice if one of them had gone on and got a real big total - losing them at the same time slowed us down a little bit, but Chris Read came in and did what he normally does.

"He pushed them around, ran hard and got a little bit of momentum back towards that back end of our innings and we scored quite a lot of runs."

Voges hit seven boundaries until he was caught behind by Jonathan Batty off the bowling of Jon Lewis.

And he believes the Trent Bridge surface was a contributing factor in Nottinghamshire's big total.

"It was a beautiful wicket," added the Australian. "The best wicket we've played on all year I think.

"I'll take that along with a lightning quick outfield. There was plenty of runs to be had."

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