Cricket: Brilliant Brooks in Yorkshire win

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A maiden half-century for Yorkshire from Dan Hodgson led them to a seven wicket victory over Leicestershire at Headingley, their first T20 one of the season.

The 23-year-old, batting at No 3, made an unbeaten 52 not out off 46 balls as Yorkshire backed up a fine bowling performance in which Jack Brooks returned a splendid 5-21, his T20 career-best figures.

It also makes him the leading T20 wicket-taker in the country so far with 11 wickets.

Brooks struck with his third ball and bowled his four overs straight off by which time he had reduced Leicestershire to 38-5 to the delight of the 4,100 crowd.

They recovered to make 113-9, Liam Plunkett taking two and Azeem Rafiq - skippering in place of injured Andrew Gale - had 1-20 off his four.

Yorkshire lost Phil Jaques for nine, Joe Sayers, 28 from 23, and Adil Rashid, 4, and were 54-3 from eight overs.

But Hodgson, who struck seven 4s, was joined by Garry Ballance, 21 no and they took Yorkshire to 117-3 with 19 balls left.