Jefferson blitz seals victory for Foxes
Will Jefferson smashed a quick fire 83 to help the Leicestershire Foxes beat the Derbyshire Falcons by 16 runs at Queen’s Park in Chesterfield.
Jefferson’s incredible innings lasted just 33 balls but in the space of 40 minutes the Foxes batsman smashed 5 fours and 8 sixes to help set the Falcons a total of 213 to chase.
With Jefferson in fine form Brad Hodge (39), Paul Nixon (26) and Jacques de Toit (21) added some vital runs to help set the home a mammoth run chase.
Despite an opening partnership of 56 from Loots Bosman (29) and Wes Durston (24) the Falcons suffered a top order wobble losing 4 wickets in the space of 11 balls to slupm to 66-4.
Although John (39) and Steffan Jones (40) offer some hop the Falcons came up short.