Vikings in bottom spot after heavy defeat

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Leicestershire Foxes closed their Friends Life t20 campaign in style, racing to a 10-wicket win over Yorkshire Vikings with 7.5 overs to spare in a one-sided game at Grace Road.

The Foxes bowled out Yorkshire for 105 in 17.2 overs and then Josh Cobb and Greg Smith knocked off the runs in 12.1 overs.

Foxes captain Cobb, who claimed remarkable figures of three for nine off his four overs, followed that up by hitting an unbeaten 52 off 44 balls, clinching victory with a straight six off Will Rhodes. Smith made 39 off 30, hitting seven fours.

The massive defeat sentenced the Vikings to bottom spot in the North Group with five points from 10 matches. It was the Foxes fourth win but, like Yorkshire, they failed to make it through to the quarter-final stages.

The Vikings’ innings was a feeble affair after they had won the toss. Only opener Alex Lees showed any real resistance, top-scoring with 32, but it summed up his side’s day when he was run out in an almighty mix-up with Jack Leaning as they tried to take a quick single.