Nottinghamshire (184-6) bt Derbyshire (146-8) by 38 runs David Hussey is closing in on Brad Hodge’s tournament run-record after half century.
David Hussey reacquainted himself with county cricket on Friday night with a stuttering half-century which took him closer to becoming the leading run scorer in the history of Twenty20 cricket.
The Australian began the tournament needing 151 to surpass Brad Hodge’s record of 3,690 runs and he took a sizeable chunk out of that target in his first innings for Nottinghamshire in ten months.
Hussey’s 45-ball 60 laid the foundations for a comfortable win which seamer Andy Carter completed by returning Nottinghamshire’s third best figures in the competition, four for 20, all of his victims bowled.
Hussey was rarely at his fluent best however, cutting his first ball from debutant left-arm spinner Tom Knight for four, then pulling a full toss from Wes Durston for his only six. He often found fielders rather than gaps and could not use lack of practice as an excuse.