Notts lost the toss and were put in to bat on a very flat pitch. A seemingly poor decision paid off for Derbyshire as Gallian tickled one to second slip for 8 in the 3rd over to leave Notts 1/18. In 6 overs Nott put on 58 for the second wicket with Kempston being the heaviest scorer with 37 from 27. He only scored 1 4 in his innings and the pressure showed as he misread a slower one from Wagg straight into the hands of Nixon at long on. Franks and Hussey kept up a good scoring rate and even when Franks edged behind for 46 from 39, Hussey and Cranshaw kept the scoring at over 8 an over. Franks top scored in this inning with a very good 46 from 39 balls with only 3 boundaries.
Derbyshire got off to a good start hitting two 4s from the first balls of the innings. In the 3rd over, Travis Birt edged to 2nd slip off the bowling of Sidebottom and that seemed to slow the scoring rate down for a few overs. Franks and Sidebottom then grabbed 2 wickets in consecutive overs to leave Derbyshire 4/36. Ritchie and Stubbings put 25 on for the 5th wicket but it didn't pay off as the latter was bowled by Shreck for 12. Ritchie soon followed, chasing a wide one from footitt for a fine 58. Wagg kept up the scoring rate and at one stage Derbyshire looked like they could win the game. Reid came on in the 14th over and quickly removed the last 3 batsmen, including wagg, as Notts won comfortably by 36 runs.