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First, Zak Chappell sinks Somerset, and then the Notts openers take care of the business

In the last overs, Ben Slater and Sol Budinger both slam fifty-plus scores to seal the game for the visitors.

Slater and Budinger both made half-centuries in Nottinghamshire’s 124-run win over Somerset, who were bowled out for 119.

Derbyshire-bound Zak Chappell put Somerset on the back foot with a ten-wicket triumph at Taunton as Nottinghamshire Outlaws made it two wins from two in the Royal London Cup.

With a large audience in attendance, Cooper Associates County Ground witnessed their home team go from a respectable 17 for 5 after losing the toss to a humiliating 119 all out, with just 18-year-old James Rew making a significant contribution with 48. With three wickets for Chappell, three for Dane Paterson, and two each for Brett Hutton and Liam Patterson-White on a green-tinged pitch with some seam movement, the visitors were bowled out for a total of 115 runs.

Ben Slater and Sol Budinger blitzed four sixes and 16 fours between them in a total of 124 without loss in the Outlaws’ reply, completing a humiliating day for their opponents. Somerset suffered one of its worst defeats in List A history thanks to undefeated 62 from Budinger and 50 not out from Slater.

After the first 10 overs of the powerplay, which finished with the home team 19 for 5, the result was almost certain. In the sixth over of the contest, Matt Renshaw was caught at third man off Chappell’s wide drive, then three more wickets followed in the space of six balls.

He was caught behind by Chappell, who then had Steve Davies first slip off Hutton for a duck, fence outside off stump. Lewis Goldsworthy played on. Second slip Matt Mongomery was provided with a catch off Paterson by George Bartlett and Somerset were in a state of chaos at their traditionally fast-scoring home field under bright skies.

His four-over opening period concluded with 3 for 11, while Hutton’s seven-over stint at the River End yielded 1 for 15 as Derbyshire revealed this week that he will join them next season.

A composed Rew and Ben Green partnership of 45 put his more senior colleagues to disgrace as the latter was taken for 21 by Patterson-White, who was bowling left-arm spinner Patterson-White.

Kasey Aldridge was stumped dancing down the wicket by Patterson-White with more than 25 overs remaining for Somerset to improve their score.

With his sixth boundary off Hutton, Rew reached his hundred, but he subsequently got a leading edge and the ball looped to Fateh Singh at deep third base. Sonny Baker, Somerset’s final wicket, was yorked by Paterson, bringing Somerset’s total to a record low of 35.4 overs, equaling their lowest ever List A score against Nottinghamshire.

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