T20 wins for Leicestershire and Kent - highlights & round-up

From BBC - August 12, 2017

Leicestershire stepped up their bid for a place in the T20 Blast quarter-finals as they beat Yorkshire by four wickets at Grace Road in the North Group.

New Zealand international Luke Ronchi's spectacular 19-ball half-century helped the Foxes reach 183-6 as they won with two balls to spare.

Ronchi made 57, backed up by Colin Ackermann's unbeaten 58, off 47 balls.

In the South Group, Kent maintained their own quarter-final hopes with a six-wicket win against Somerset.

Leicestershire earned their first home win in this season's competition to claim a second North Group victory inside 24 hours.

Their previous five wins had come away from Leicester - but going into their final two games, the three-times T20 winners are now one of four clubs on 13 points.

They include third-placed Yorkshire, who were powered by half-centuries by Tom Kohler-Cadmore (75 from 40 balls - his best T20 score since arriving from Worcestershire) and Australian Shaun Marsh (60).

But the Tykes, lifted by beating rivals Lancashire at Headingley the previous evening, have just one group game left, at home to second-placed Northants on Thursday, and they must win to stand any chance of qualifying.

Kent cause shock at Taunton


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