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Leicestershire won by 7 runs.

Northants vs Leics

Ackerman flays Northants

Leicestershire win by seven runs after South African batsman blasts 139

Ackerman: made his highest one-day score

Hylton Ackerman's 139 set the platform for Leicestershire to claim a seven-run victory over Northamptonshire in the FP Trophy.

The South African-born batsman struck 17 fours during a 150-ball knock that led the Foxes to a total of 268-6 after they had opted to bat first.

It was only just enough as Northamptonshire - led by Niall O'Brien's 95 - almost pulled off the run chase.

The Steelbacks looked doomed at 98-5 with opening batsman O'Brien having lost all his top-order colleagues, but Lance Klusener (42) joined him in a 76-run sixth-wicket stand that revived the hosts' hopes.

However, O'Brien's dismissal - caught by Ryan Cummins off Nadeem Malik's bowling five short of a century - reduced Northants to 174-6.

And despite Johan Louw's unbeaten 35, the lower order fell just short, finishing on 261-8 from their 50 overs.

Match Details

10th May 2008
County Ground, Northampton
G I Burgess and B Leadbeater

northants BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Peters c du Preez b Cummins 1
O'Brien c Cummins b Malik 95
Hall b Cummins 6
Sales c Nixon b Malik 1
White c Nixon b Kruger 4
Boje st Nixon b Henderson 19
Klusener c Nixon b Kruger 42
Van der Wath lbw b Henderson 24
Louw not out 35
Panesar not out 17
Extras 12w, 5lb 17
Total 50.0 Overs 261 - 8
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
du Preez 10 0 63 0
Cummins 8 0 35 2
Malik 10 1 45 2
Kruger 10 0 65 2
Henderson 10 0 38 2
Allenby 2 0 10 0
Full Bowling Card