TWO Islanders and Ventnor old boys played their part in one of the most explosive T20 Vitality Blast matches seen yet in the competition — Adam Hose in blistering form with the bat as the Birmingham Bears mauled the Notts Outlaws.

There were fireworks at Trent Bridge — the scene of England's incredible test victory over New Zealand just days earlier — last night (Friday), with Danny Briggs playing his part too.

With hosts, the Outlaws,  winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, the onus was on the Bears to post a big score in the Northern Group clash.

Not only did they do that, the Bears hit the biggest total in the competition — 261-2 — to beat Notts by 55 runs.

Isle of Wight County Press: Adam Hose in action for Warwickshire.Adam Hose in action for Warwickshire.

Isle of Wight County Press: Adam Hose in action at Trent Bridge.Adam Hose in action at Trent Bridge.

Adam and Sam Hain charged along at a strike rate at over 200. 

The pair would reach 174 from just 70 balls, a Bears T20 record partnership — eclipsing the 171 scored by ex-England star Ian Bell and Hose for the Steelbacks in 2018, and between Adam and Dan Mousley, for the Steelbacks in 2020.

Adam fell 12 runs short of his second T20 ton — smashing 88 not out from 35 balls. His innings contained three fours and ten sixes.

He finished the innings off in style — smashing four sixes in the final over off the bowling of Dan Christian.

Not only was the 261-2 made the biggest total in Vitality Blast history ad the biggest made in English domestic cricket , there have only been seven better scores made around the globe in the T20 game.

Isle of Wight County Press: Danny Briggs claiming a Notts Outlaw wicket.Danny Briggs claiming a Notts Outlaw wicket.

When the Outlaws batted, needing a tad over 13 runs per over to stay on course, Danny took two wickets in quick succession — claiming the scalps of Tom Moores and Steven Mullaney, both caught, with Adam taking Moores.

Adam and Danny have both previously played for Ventnor and Hampshire, before Adam went on to play for Somerset and Danny to Sussex.

Danny has also played one-day cricket for England.

The competition's previous highest score was the 260-4 scored by Yorkshire against Northamptonshire in 2017.