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12 August 2017 National Sport


Ronchi wallops 19-ball fifty for victorious Foxes

Last Updated: 12/08/17 5:54pm

Luke Ronchi hammered 57 from 27 balls in Leicestershire's win

Luke Ronchi hammered 57 from 27 balls in Leicestershire’s win

Yorkshire’s hopes of a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final suffered a hit as they lost at Leicestershire by four wickets.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (75 off 40 balls) and Shaun Marsh (60 off 44) thrashed 82 runs for the second wicket as Vikings, , posted 182-5, Adil Rashid (26no off 17) putting on 50 with Marsh at the end of the innings.

Tim Bresnan, who claimed three wickets and a run-out in the final over against Lancashire en route to figures of 6-19, was unable to defend seven runs from his last over on Saturday, Mat Pillans drilling the winning boundary as Leicester triumphed with two balls to spare.

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Luke Ronchi (57 off 27) thrashed a 19-ball fifty for Leicestershire up top – the New Zealander hitting seven fours and three maximums – while Colin Ackermann struck an unbeaten 58 from 47 deliveries.

Kohler-Cadmore’s first half-century for Yorkshire since his mid-season switch from Worcestershire contained 12 fours and two sixes and came after Adam Lyth (one) was dismissed in the first over – David Willey (nine) and Sarfraz Ahmed (two) also falling cheaply for the visitors.

Kohler-Cadmore and Willey took catches in the field and Liam Plunkett scooped three wickets but fifth-placed Leicestershire prevailed to move level on 13 points with third-placed Yorkshire in the North Group.

Yorkshire have one game remaining, at home to Northamptonshire, while Leicestershire have two, at home to Derbyshire and at Nottinghamshire.


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