Derbyshire go top of the Royal London One-Day Cup North Group

Paul Horton the new Leceistershire captain
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Derbyshire go top of the Royal London One-Day Cup North Group with a tense 5 run victory over Leicestershire at The 3aaa County Ground.

Derbyshire 211-9 (Billy Godleman 64, Gary Wilson 49; Varun Aaron 4-31)

Leicestershire 206-7 (Tom Wells 49, Colin Ackermann 41; Matthew Critchley 3-35)

Result Derbyshire beat Leicestershire by 5 runs

Leicestershire won the toss and decided to field with the match reduced to 33 overs a side due to bad weather .Billy Godleman scored 64 supported by Gary Wilson 49 and Matt Critchley and Luis Reece took 3 wickets apiece to help Derbyshire to their win, despite Lewis Hill’s late heroics almost giving Leicestershire victory.

Derbyshire picked up 2 points to go top of the North Group table on six points, with three wins from their opening four matches.

it was a credit to Leicestershire to put in such a great performance after the news about Michael Carberry.

A club statement read: "Following a review of the early part of the season by Paul Nixon, a decision has been made to relieve Michael Carberry of the captaincy.

 "Paul Horton will take over as club captain with immediate effect. the club will not be making any further comment."

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