Notts agree to quarter-final change

Featured News | 21st May 2009

Nottinghamshire’s quarter-final tie with Gloucestershire Gladiators in the Friends Provident Trophy will now be played in the middle of June following discussions with the ECB.

The Outlaws were drawn away to Gloucestershire following the completion of the group stages of the competition yesterday.

But while all the quarter-finals were due to be played this Saturday, Gloucestershire’s home ground at Bristol is unavailable due to England’s NatWest Series One-day International with West Indies the following day.

The game will now be played on Tuesday June 16, with a reserve day on Wednesday June 17, starting at 12pm.

Notts were originally due to begin a three-day game with Oxford UCCE at The Parks on June 17, but this has been moved back a day and will run from June 18-20.

Director of Cricket Mick Newell said: “Gloucestershire have won the right to a home tie in the quarter-final through their performances in the group stages.

“We were happy to work with them and the ECB to find a suitable alternative. There is a decent little gap in that period for us and the move will give us the opportunity to reassess our 50-over cricket.

“The Oxford UCCE game will predominantly feature players from our Second XI, so the extra match should not be too taxing on the squad.”

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