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Steelbacks hold on to record 10 run victory

The Northants Steelbacks held on to record a tense 10 run victory over the Leicestershire Foxes despite the best effects of Will Jefferson who scored a half century for the Foxes.

Set a total of 167 for victory the Foxes started off poorly losing Jacques du Toit (1) and Brad Hodge (3) inside the first 4 overs thanks to Jack Brooks who picked up both opening wickets.

Despite the lose Jefferson (53) and James Taylor (38) built a third wicket partnership of 72 which turned the game in the favour of the home team.

The Steelbacks struck back through removing the pair in the space of three overs to set up a tense finish which saw the visitors hold on despite a quick fire 9 ball 21 from James Benning.

Having won the toss the Steelbacks enjoyed the better of the wet condition with Chaminda Vass (50) and Nicky Boje (54) both recording important half centuries to help the visitors reach 166-4.

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