Trott and Hain ease Bears to home win
ROYAL LONDON CUP: Warwickshire maintained their challenge for quarterfinal qualification by cruising to a nine-wicket win over Leicestershire at Edgbaston.
Jonathan Trott (102 not out) and Sam Hain (69no) eased the Bears to victory and handed the visitors a sixth successive defeat in the North Group.
The Foxes were punished for wasting first use of an excellent batting track. After winning the toss, they reached a relatively promising 135-3 in the 24th over before collapsing to 207 all out.
Mark Cosgrove (60 off 58 balls, including 10 fours) and Colin Ackermann (57 off 68 balls and included a six and seven fours) were the standout performers for the visitors, bonly for the last seven wickets to fall for 72 runs in 19 overs.
Olly Stone took 3-44 and Aaron Thomason 3-45.
When Warwickshire replied, Pollock and Trott put 50 on the board in 38 balls, the halfcentury brought up by six off Chappell for Pollock over fine leg.
Chappell soon got his revenge with a yorker into Pollock’s stumps but Trott, whose runs came off 121 balls and included nine fours – and Hain, whose contribution came off 87 balls and contained five fours, were utterly untroubled.
Trott’s second century in successive List A games was greeted by a standing ovation and he went on to escort his side all the way to a win which sets up a mouth-watering group finale against old rivals Worcestershire at Edgbaston on Thursday.