Derbyshire v Leicestershire

Leicestershire got their Twenty20 Cup challenge back on track by thrashing Derbyshire by 86 runs at Derby .

The Phantoms fell apart under the County Ground floodlights chasing the Foxes' 204 for six - their second highest Twenty20 total - and were all out for 118.

It was the Foxes' second win in the competition and was the perfect way to bounce back after Thursday night's defeat by Lancashire.

Derbyshire's first defeat was sealed when the Foxes plundered 87 from the last five overs and then reduced the Phantoms to 16 for four.

There was no way back from that and although Australian batsmen Marcus North prevented a complete rout with 45, the Foxes wrapped up victory with three overs to spare.

Darren Maddy had put the 2004 Twenty20 champions on their way with 50 from 34 balls which included four sixes, two of them driven straight off Graham Wagg.

Graeme Welch was pulled onto the pavilion balcony and driven over long on before Maddy top-edged a sweep at Ant Botha in the 14th over.

At that stage, Leicestershire were 113 for four but the game ran away from the home side as Paul Nixon, John Sadler and skipper Jeremy Snape cut loose.

Nixon hammered two sixes and four fours in his 42 that came off only 25 balls while Sadler faced only seven balls for his 21 which included two sixes and two fours.

Any hope of damage limitation vanished as Snape hit two more sixes in the final over from Kevin Dean which cost 20 runs and lifted the six tally for the innings to 10.

The Phantoms needed some equally explosive batting but the contest was decided in the first four overs as Australian pace bowler Adam Griffith struck three times.

He had his Tasmanian team-mate Michael Di Venuto caught at third man and Steve Stubbings went the same way two balls later.

Chris Taylor was bowled swinging wildly at Stuart Broad before Welch drove Griffith low to mid off.

North at least gave another big crowd of around 2,500 something to cheer with a six and five fours in his 35-ball innings but David Masters had him caught at point to finish with three for 18 on a memorable night for the Foxes.


Twenty20 Cup, 2006, North Division
Derbyshire v Leicestershire
County Ground, Derby (day/night)
30 June 2006 (20-over match)

Result: Leicestershire won by 86 runs
Points: Leicestershire 2, Derbyshire 0

Toss: Derbyshire
Umpires: VA Holder and P Willey

Leicestershire innings (20 overs maximum)                       R   M   B  4 6
DDJ Robinson          run out                                  14  14  11  2 0
DL Maddy              c Dean             b Botha               50  47  34  3 4
HD Ackerman           c Pipe             b Dean                12   9  12  2 0
D Mongia              hit wicket         b Botha               21  14  17  2 0
+PA Nixon             c North            b Jones               42  20  25  4 2
*JN Snape             not out                                  33  22  14  3 2
JL Sadler             c Jones            b Dean                21   6   7  2 2
J Allenby             not out                                   0   1   0  0 0
Extras                (b 4, lb 5, w 2)                         11
Total                 (6 wickets, 20 overs)                   204

DNB: DD Masters, SCJ Broad, AR Griffith.

FoW: 1-29 (Robinson), 2-57 (Ackerman), 3-102 (Mongia),
     4-113 (Maddy), 5-159 (Nixon), 6-188 (Sadler).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Jones                        3      0     22      1
Wagg                         3      0     37      0 (1w)
Dean                         4      0     41      2 (1w)
Welch                        2      0     22      0
Botha                        4      0     46      2
North                        1      0      7      0
Lungley                      3      0     20      0

Derbyshire innings (target: 205 runs from 20 overs)             R   M   B  4 6
MJ Di Venuto          c Maddy            b Griffith             1   4   3  0 0
SD Stubbings          c Maddy            b Griffith             4   5   6  1 0
MJ North              c Snape            b Masters             45  59  35  5 1
CR Taylor                                b Broad                5   2   3  1 0
*G Welch              c Mongia           b Griffith             5   2   5  1 0
AG Botha                                 b Masters             16  16  17  2 0
GG Wagg               c Nixon            b Maddy               19  13  15  1 1
+DJ Pipe                                 b Allenby              1   4   3  0 0
T Lungley             run out                                   7   4   5  1 0
PS Jones              c Sadler           b Masters              7   7  10  0 0
KJ Dean               not out                                   0   0   0  0 0
Extras                (lb 6, w 2)                               8
Total                 (all out, 17 overs)                     118

FoW: 1-5 (Di Venuto), 2-5 (Stubbings), 3-11 (Taylor),
     4-16 (Welch), 5-45 (Botha), 6-79 (Wagg), 7-89 (Pipe),
     8-106 (Lungley), 9-118 (North), 10-118 (Jones).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Broad                        4      0     23      1 (1w)
Griffith                     3      0     14      3
Masters                      3      0     18      3 (1w)
Allenby                      4      0     28      1
Maddy                        3      0     29      1
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