One-Day Cup: Notts beat Lancs despite record 166 from Red Rose skipper Dane Vilas
|Royal London One-Day Cup, Trent Bridge|
|Nottinghamshire 417-7 (50 overs): Clarke 139, Slater 74, Moores 74, Fletcher 46*|
|Lancashire 406-9 (50 overs): Vilas 166, Croft 110, Pattinson 5-61|
|Nottinghamshire (2 pts) won by 11 runs|
Nottinghamshire won an amazing game as they narrowly beat Lancashire on a day of 823 runs at Trent Bridge.
Joe Clarke made 139, backed by 74 apiece for Ben Slater and Tom Moores, and a cameo 46 off 17 balls from Luke Fletcher as Notts piled up 417-7, their third highest one-day total ever.
Ex-skipper Steven Croft then hit 110, followed by a new Lancs one-day record 166 from current captain Dane Vilas.
But when Vilas was given out LBW, Lancs fell short on 406-9 to lose by 11 runs.
After Wednesday's heavy opening defeat by Worcestershire, Lancashire's bowling attack has now been plundered for 784 runs in their opening two matches.
But the highest one-day score they have ever conceded, surpassing the 379-9 by Yorkshire last season, was then followed by also comfortably beating their own previous highest one-day total, 381-3, set 20 years ago against Hertfordshire.
Notts' total may have only been the third-best in their one-day history, but it was the fifth time they have posted a 400-plus score in 50-over cricket in four seasons.
Three of those, including their record 445-8 against Northants in 2016 - the fourth highest-ever score in all List A cricket - have been at Trent Bridge.
Notts director of cricket Mick Newell:
"To have over 800 runs scored in one day in April is astounding, so credit to the groundsman and credit to the batsmen as well. It's quite unbelievable.
"50-over cricket has now become an extended version of T20. Some of the six-hitting was exceptional. There was a lot of work for the bowlers to do to try and stay in the game.
"The interesting thing was the way James Pattinson changed the game. Every time he came back on he took wickets and but that changed the game in our favour.
"At one stage, when Vilas was playing well, it looked very difficult but that's why you sign the world-class players."
Lancashire head coach Glen Chappell:
"It's obviously an exciting game of cricket with 800 runs scored and Notts played well to get their total but our lads played brilliantly.
"I've got to be honest, we played well enough to win and we should have done. We were unlucky. Dane and Crofty played exceptional innings.
"We're disappointed because Dane was winning the match for us and ultimately he was very unlucky to be given out. That sticks in your throat a bit because he'd done enough to win it.
"Crofty has been playing well and, chasing that target, we felt we needed some experience up the order and it was right he was given the chance at three. He played superbly well."