Nottinghamshire 255 for 9 (Wright 6-35) beat Leicestershire 154 (Hutton 7-26) by 104 runs (DLS methodology).
The day gone by’s outcomes, which noticed wins for each Sussex and Middlesex, meant Leicestershire went into the sport in third place in Group A with ten factors, the identical quantity as each their southern rivals however with a markedly inferior run fee, albeit they’d a recreation in hand on desk topping Sussex.
Nottinghamshire, on six factors, knew they needed to win each their remaining video games properly to have any probability of qualification.
The Foxes had suffered a blow coming into the match, when left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks, their main wicket-taker within the competitors, was revealed to have obtained a short-term however – presumably – profitable take care of the Hundred, becoming a member of the Southern Braves squad as short-term damage cowl.
In response head coach Paul Nixon sprang a shock of his personal, drafting former Cheshire left-arm seamer MIchael Finan into his facet. Finan was signed by Leicestershire on Friday, after a collection of spectacular performances, each for his county and for Yorkshire 2s.
Handed one of many new balls after Leicestershire received the toss and selected to bowl, the 26-year-old suffered a harsh introduction to skilled cricket, Sol Budinger thumping him to the off-side boundary a number of instances as he conceded 30 from his opening three overs, however Wright, initially working from the Bennett Finish, was a really totally different proposition.
Budinger had already been dropped off Wright, horribly by Hill at mid-off, when Ben Slater tried to chop a supply that was too near him, couldn’t preserve the ball down, and noticed Rishi Patel take a neat catch two-handed to his left at backward level.
Budinger didn’t take advantage of his escape, having his bails trimmed by a Wright out-swinger quickly afterwards, and when Lyndon James top-edged an tried pull at Wiaan Mulder into the fingers of Finan at lengthy leg, Notts had been 63 for 3 and struggling.
Needing to consolidate and construct a platform, Hameed and Matthew Montgomery did simply that, eschewing danger and accumulating properly, and taking the rating on to 156 on the finish of the twenty ninth over, at which level a seepage of water from a drainage culvert on the far facet of the sq. was seen. In some way it took the very best a part of 40 minutes for the issue to be handled, following which the umpires determined to scale back the match to 47 overs, with an acceptable DLS alteration as soon as Leicestershire started their reply.
Montgomery and Hameed regarded to speed up, however the demise of Montgomery, caught by Hill at mid-off off a skier having reached his 50 at a run a ball, left Hameed having to marshal the tail. Liam Patterson-White hung round, however he, Fateh Singh, Dane Schadendorff, Hutton and Dane Paterson all fell within the house of 11 runs being added. Final man Toby Pettman did all he may to see the captain via to a few figures, however Hameed, although he had his alternatives, couldn’t harness the strike sufficiently, and was left on 99 not out.
The overall regarded not more than par on a good hybrid pitch, however Hutton’s opening burst left it trying greater than sufficient. Patel and Hill regarded lower than impressed on the selections with noticed them given out caught at level and behind the wicket respectively, however the in-form Louis KImber was bowled second ball off the within edge and Nick Welch palpably leg earlier than, in each instances to the ball nipping again off the seam.
Leicestershire regarded to Mulder, and as he has so usually on this competitors, the South African responded, taking part in fantastically, first in partnership with Swindells after which with Arron Lilley, in dragging the Foxes again into competition.
Mulder’s run-a-ball half century was his fourth, to go alongside a century, in his seven Royal London Cup innings, however Swindells gave Patterson-White a easy return catch and when Lilley holed out off Hutton to deep sq., Slater taking a tremendous diving catch working in from the boundary, even Mulder’s head dropped. Barnes, Davis and Wright got here and went rapidly, and Hutton had the ultimate phrase when a supply stored low to fortress Mulder.