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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 16:39 GMT 17:39 UK
Brown wickets end Foxes Cup run
C&G Trophy, second round, Edgbaston
Warwickshire 239-9 beat Leicestershire 152 by 83 runs

Dougie Brown is congratulated by his team-mates
Brown is congratulated by his team-mates
Three early wickets from veteran Dougie Brown helped Warwickshire beat Leicestershire by 83 runs to reach the third round of the C&G Trophy.

Brown removed Darren Maddy, Dinesh Mongia and HD Ackerman to leave the Foxes on 16-3 as their attempted chase of 240 barely got off the ground.

Ian Bell and Alex Loudon then also grabbed three wickets apiece to help dismiss their opponents for 152.

Earlier, Nick Knight top scored with 69 to help the Bears to 239-9.

And their total was boosted by late knocks of 28 to both Heath Streak and Tony Frost.

Brown said: "Leicestershire have had a few good results of late and we know how dangerous a one-day side they can be.

"We got stuck a bit in the middle of our innings and lost three or four wickets we didn't want to lose.

"But Streak and Frost played really well to put on 50-odd for the ninth wicket and that was probably the difference between us winning and losing.

"To then get three wickets up front, and myself and Streak [1-13 off eight overs] bowl as well as we did as a pair, always put Leicester on the back foot."

Leicestershire director of cricket James Whitaker said: "We thought we did well to keep Warwickshire to 239 and in large our fielding and bowling was okay.

"Having had them 180 for eight, in an ideal world you want to bowl them out for 200 to 210 but it was the early part of our batting which disappointed the most.

"Whatever target you are chasing, if you are three wickets down for less than 20 runs than you are always going to be slightly up against it. That was the major disappointment."




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