All-round Thakor steers Derbyshire to win, Worcestershire claim top position

Shiv Thakor scored 130 runs and picked three wicket hauls as well
Shiv Thakor scored 130 runs and picked three wicket hauls as well
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Derbyshire 309-4 (Thakor 130) beat
Northamptonshire 307-7 (Levi 109) by six wickets
Derby, Royal London Cup, North Group

Shiv Thakor played a brilliant 130-run knock and also picked a three wicket haul to help Derbyshire register a comfortable six wicket win chasing 308 runs in the 49th over with six wickets in hand in their Royal London face-off at County Ground on Sunday.

Derbyshire won the toss and decided to field first. Richard Levi (109) had a dominant innings and was supported around by Josh Cobb (56), Alex Wakely (38) and Steven Crook (33) to take the total of Northamptonshire to 307 for seven in the 50 overs. Thakor (3-39) was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with a three-wicket haul.

Ben Slater (30) and Billy Godleman (95) gave a solid 71 run opening stand. Despite the wicket of Slater, Godleman carried on with the support of Thakor (130), adding 168 runs for the second wicket to put Derbyshire in the course of victory.

Even though Godleman fell five runs short of a century, Thakor completed the milestone and despite his dismissal, Derbyshire completed the chase in 48.4 overs with six wickets in hand.

Worcestershire 361-8 (Moeen 90) beat
Leicestershire 319 (Aadil 88) by 42 runs
Leicester, Royal London Cup, North Group

Leicestershire won the toss and decided to field first. Moeen Ali (90) looked at his attacking best while Tom Fell (39), Joe Clarke (42), Brett D'Oliveira (33) and Ben Cox (44) played responsible knocks.

Cameos from John Hastings (28 not out) and Ed Barnard (25 not out) ensured the visitors ended their innings at 361 for eight in their 50 overs.

Joe Leach (4-66) provided a head start for Worcestershire when he dismissed both Mark Pettini (36) and Cameron Delport (18). Even though Mark Cosgrove (67) and Aadil Ali (88) scored decent knocks, Leicestershire were dismissed for 319 runs.

Worcestershire and Derbyshire are currently first and second respectively in the North Group table.

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