NOTTS OUTLAWS picked up a convincing win over Sussex Sharks in their first match of the Royal London One-day Cup, winning by 65 runs at Trent Bridge.

The Outlaws struck 290 runs for seven wickets from their fifty overs, setting a defendable target for Sussex.

Matthew Montgomery was the pick of the batsmen for Nottinghamshire, falling just short of a century with 87 runs from just 94 balls before he was caught behind off the bowling of Aristides Karvelas.

Karvelas also picked up the wicket of Ben slater for just eight runs as the Sharks got off to a good start. The Greek bowler took two for 72 from his ten overs.

Sean Hunt bowled brilliantly taking two wickets for 59 runs from his ten overs. The fast bowler had Haseeb Hamed caught for 13 runs by Delray Rawlins who made a great diving catch.

Liam Patterson-White provided the firepower needed at the end of the innings for the home side, smashing 62 not out from only 46 balls.

The Sharks never really got going in response to Nottinghamshire’s total, sitting on just 107 runs for five wickets halfway through their innings.

Sussex lost constant wickets which stemmed the flow of their batting.

When Cheteshwar Pujara departed for just nine runs the result looked ominous for the visitors who fielded quite a young side. The captain was caught by Liam Patterson-White with a low diving catch at square leg off the bowling of Dane Paterson.

Tom Alsop provided some brief hope for Sussex, continuing his T20 form by hitting 75 runs from 70 balls. However, Alsop misconnected with a pull shot hitting the ball straight to Lyndon James off the bowling of Zak Chappell.

Paterson, Zak Chappell and Fateh Singh took two wickets each as the Outlaws bowled the visitors out in 44 overs.

Brett Hutton was the most economical bowler for the Outlaws which built pressure on Pujara’s side. Hutton took three wickets for just 24 runs from nine overs, including the wicket of Danial Ibrahim who was batting well before the right armer had him caught by Ben Slater for 40 runs