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Hampshire won by 4 wickets.

Leics vs Hants

Hawks soar past the Foxes

Leicestershire continue losing runs despite Boyce and Dippenaar 50s

Dawson: Strong showing

Friends Provident Trophy - Group A
Grace Road
Leicestershire 238-6 Innings Complete (M A G Boyce 80, H H Dippenaar 65, L A Dawson 4-48) v Hampshire 242-6 (C C Benham 79)
Hampshire beat Leicestershire by 4 wkts

England Under 19 International Liam Dawson starred as Hampshire Hawks secured their first Friends Provident Trophy win of the season against the Leicestershire Foxes on Sunday.

Dawson claimed figures of four for 48 in the Foxes innings of 238 for six and then shared a vital fifth-wicket partnership of 73 with Chris Benham as the Hawks won by four wickets with 11 balls to spare.

The hosts fell to a second successive defeat in the competition, despite New Zealand Test star Iain O'Brien's two for 32 on debut.

Foxes opener Matt Boyce was the game's top scorer with 80 and South African Boeta Dippenaar also contributed a solid 65.

But it was Benham's knock of 79 that swung the match Hampshire's way after they had looked in trouble on 110 for four in the 29th over.

Dawson was eventually trapped leg before by Wayne White for 35 as he tried an ambitious shot on the leg side.

And Benham also went with the total at 221 caught down the leg side as he tried to hook a short pitched delivery from O'Brien.

By then, however, he had done his job and Dominic Cork hit four boundaries to seal the win with captain Nic Pothas unbeaten on 22.

It turned out a well timed chase of what always looked an under par score on a docile pitch at Grace Road.

Left arm spinner Dawson accounted for Boyce, Paul Nixon, Jacques du Toit and James Taylor as the Foxes were restricted in the pursuit of an imposing target.

Match Details

26th Apr 2009
Grace Road, Leicester
R J Bailey and N G Cowley


Batsman R
Lumb c White b Harris 12
Crawley b White 25
Ervine b O'Brien 1
Carberry lbw b Crowe 39
Benham c Nixon b O'Brien 79
Dawson lbw b White 35
Pothas not out 22
Cork not out 16
Extras 4nb, 1w, 8lb 13
Total Close, 48.1 Overs 242 - 6
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
O'Brien 9.1 2 32 2
Harris 9 0 45 1
Cliff 8 0 50 0
White 10 0 54 2
Crowe 7 0 30 1
Taylor 5 0 23 0
Full Bowling Card