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Foxes crash to second defeat

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Leicestershire Foxes slipped to a second FLT20 defeat in the space of two days as they went down by 24 runs to the Derbyshire Falcons at Grace Road Having lost to Nottinghamshire on Friday night the Foxes needed to kick-start their campaign and they really should have beaten their neighbours. Set 174 for victory they got off to a blistering start thanks to skipper Josh Cobb's sparkling 47. At the halfway point they had raced to 95-2 and the task of scoring 79 runs in 10 overs with eight wickets in hand should have been relatively straightforward. But Leicestershire were undone by the spin of David Wainwright and Dan Redfern and as wickets tumbled they fell well behind the run rate and out of contention. They were eventually dismissed for 149 in the 19th over. Derbyshire's innings had started in similar vein to the Foxes' thanks to Chesney Hughes bristling 34. However, the mainstay of their total was the 83 made by opener Wes Durston, who was not dismissed until the final over. The Foxes now have to wait until Friday for the next chance to open their account as they host Durham Dynamos.

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