Pettini powers Leicestershire to massive win, Nottinghamshire overhaul Derbyshire

Sam Hain century went in vain for Warwickshire
Sam Hain century went in vain for Warwickshire
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Nottinghamshire 286-6 (Hales 77) beat
Derbyshire 303-4 (Godleman 90) by four wickets D/L
Royal London Cup, North Group, Derby

Fifties from Alex Hales, Riki Wessels and Samit Patel proved vital as Nottinghamshire chased down a revised target of 286 runs in 46.2 overs with four wickets in hand in their Royal London Cup encounter against Derbyshire.

Derbyshire won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers Ben Slater (72) and Billy Godleman (90) gave a solid opening stand of 148 runs. The momentum was carry forward by Wayne Madsen (66 not out) as he helped the hosts post 303 for four with his fluent 55-ball knock.

A bit of rain delay meant Nottinghamshire were set a revised target of 286 runs in 47 overs. In response, despite losing Michael Lumb (6) early, Hales (77), Wessels (67) and Patel (59) all scored useful knocks to put them in course of victory which they eventually completed in 46.2 overs with four wickets in hand.

Nottinghamshire are currently fifth in the North Group table.

Leicestershire 363-7 (Pettini 159) beat
Warwickshire 260 (Hain 103) by 103 runs
Royal London Cup, North Group, Leicester

Mark Pettini (159) looked aggressive from the outset and was supported partially by half centuries from Aadil Ali (52) and Tom Wells (67) to help them post 363 for seven in their 50 overs.

In response, despite brilliance from Sam Hain (103) and Tim Ambrose (83), Warwickshire managed only 260 runs with Wells (3-44) and Gavin Griffiths (3-35) picked three wickets apiece. Leicestershire have moved to third in the table with four points from three games.

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