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Paul Nixon looks for more pride from Leicestershire

Paul Nixon
Nixon was part of Leicestershire's Twenty20 Cup winning side of 2006

Leicestershire wicketkeeper Paul Nixon says he wants to see more pride from his side following three successive FP t20 defeats.

The Foxes have four points from six matches, following defeats by Durham, Northants and Yorkshire last week.

Nixon told BBC Radio Leicester: "Every game is a big game and we've got to show character and pride.

"At the moment we're falling behind and not doing enough and it's showing in our performances."

Leicestershire, who travel to Warwickshire on Wednesday before hosting Lancashire on Friday, are next to bottom in the North Group and eight points behind leaders Nottinghamshire.

If we win seven or eight of our last ten it's game on, that's the exciting thing about it

Paul Nixon

Their Foxes were heavily beaten by Yorkshire on Sunday, as the Tykes cruised to a nine-wicket victory.

"We were poor and we were under par and there's been some harsh words," added Nixon.

"We haven't played to our potential and we were making a lot of errors with basic fielding.

"We talked in the huddle before we went out to field and said we wanted to save 15 runs in the field and sadly we didn't do that.

"We've got to make sure we look in the mirror, we talk hard, we train hard.


"If we win seven or eight of our last 10 it's game on - that's the exciting thing about it."

Leicestershire are three points behind fourth-placed Lancashire with a game in hand.

The top four from both groups qualify for the quarter-finals to be held in July, with finals weekend at The Rose Bowl in August.

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