Recent Match Report – Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire, Twenty20 Cup (England), North Group

Northants 165 for 8 (Levi 41, Keogh 37, Pillans 3-33) beat Leicestershire 107 for 3 (Cosgrove 41) by two runs (D/L method)

Swinging hard: Rob Keogh loses his bat Getty Images

Northamptonshire ended Leicestershire’s 100 per cent record in this year’s NatWest T20 Blast with a two-run Duckworth/Lewis win at Grace Road.

The Foxes, batting second, had only themselves to blame, having been ahead of the D/L calculation for much of their reply after the Steelbacks had scored 165 for 8 on a hard and true pitch.

Northants were indebted to a partnership of 75 between captain Alex Wakely and Rob Keogh, who came together after Richard Levi was well caught low down at deep square-leg by Dieter Klein off Gavin Griffiths for 41, leaving the score at 68 for 4 in the 10th over.

But Wakely and Keogh kept the scoreboard moving, the former hitting consecutive boundaries off Klein before 21 came from the 17th…

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