Harry Swindells struck an unbeaten century as Leicestershire held off Liam Dawson’s late fightback to finish their 38-year look ahead to a List-A trophy with a dramatic two-run win over Hampshire within the Metro Bank One-Day Cup ultimate at Trent Bridge.
Swindells and Sam Evans rescued the Foxes after successful the toss and slipping to 19 for 4 and 89 for six, hitting 117 and 60 respectively in a 151-run seventh-wicket partnership that propelled their facet to 267 for seven.
Leicestershire appeared in pole place when Tom Prest departed for 51 to depart Hampshire 136 for 5, just for Joe Weatherley and Dawson so as to add 82 and provides the 2018 champions an opportunity of one other title.
Weatherley was dismissed for 40, leaving Dawson with the duty to get his facet house, however the England all-rounder was out for 57 within the ultimate over to Josh Hull as Hampshire didn’t get eight off the final six balls.
Leicestershire had been in disarray inside seven overs as they discovered themselves 4 wickets down after Keith Barker struck thrice.
Skipper Lewis Hill tried his finest to regular the ship, hitting 42 off 57 balls, however his departure to Scott Currie left Leicestershire in peril of buckling.
Swindells, making his first look within the competitors this season, and Evans prevented that with their game-changing 26-over alliance, leaving Hampshire with one thing to consider on the midway stage.
The stress elevated with the lack of two early wickets, together with captain Nick Gubbins run out, with Prest and Ben Brown then sharing 79.
Leicestershire breathed new life into their victory bid by selecting up three wickets – Brown, Aneurin Donald and Prest – for simply 19 runs.
The recreation turned but once more courtesy of Weatherley and Dawson, who took the entire right down to 40 off 5 overs after which eight off the final, after Chris Wright conceded simply three off the penultimate set of six.
But Hull held his nerve on the demise, eradicating Dawson with the fourth supply, to bowl the Foxes to victory.