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Leics skipper Matthew Hoggard ends Lancs' winning start

FRIENDS PROVIDENT t20, Old Trafford:
Leicestershire 141-6 beat Lancashire 127-9 by 14 runs
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Matthew Hoggard
Hoggard spent 13 years with Yorkshire before his winter move to Grace Road

Old Roses enemy Matthew Hoggard again proved a thorn in Lancashire's side as Leicestershire pulled off a shock 14-run FP t20 win at Old Trafford.

The home side looked favourites to win when Leicestershire were limited to just 141-6, Steven Parry taking 3-26.

But visiting skipper Hoggard then weighed in with 3-19 as Lancashire were stopped short on 127-9.

That brought an end to the North Group leaders' two-game winning start, while Leicestershire go level at the top.

Aside from the quarter-final bowl-out against Somerset whish ended Lancashire's hopes in 2009, Leicestershire were the only side to beat Peter Moores' side last summer.

And, apart from the efforts of former Yorkshire and England paceman Hoggard, Leicestershire were indebted to their two spinners, one of them a former Lancashire favourite, Brad Hodge.

The home side looked reasonably well placed in their pursuit of 142 at 63-1 in the 10th over.

But they had slipped to 104-7 by the 18th, with spinners Claude Henderson and Hodge the catalysts.

Former Lancashire off-spinner Hodge, whose four seasons at Old Trafford ended in 2008, took 2-16, while Henderson finished with 2-19.

Earlier, James Benning had top scored for Leicestershire with a season's best 49 off 45 balls.

Having been knocked off top spot in the North Group, second-placed Lancashire will bid to bounce back at Edgbaston on Sunday against third-placed Warwickshire, one of five teams tied on four points at the top (1430 BST).

Leicestershire return to action on Monday night against Durham at Chester-le-Street (1810 BST).



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