Netherlands v Leicestershire, CB40 Group A, Amstelveen July 11, 2012

Hoggard enjoys life back in ranks

ESPNcricinfo staff

Leicestershire 208 for 7 (Thornely 86, White 38) beat Netherlands 175 (Borgas 40, Hoggard 3-26, Sykes 3-39) by 33 runs

Leicestershire's veteran pace bowler Matthew Hoggard marked his relinquishing of the county's one-day captaincy to Josh Cobb with three wickets in the county's first CB40 win of the season against Netherlands in Amstelveen.

Michael Thornely made a boundary-laden 86 as Leicestershire posted 208 for 7 in an innings reduced to 36 overs by the weather.

Hoggard and Jamie Sykes then took three wickets apiece as Netherlands, the Group A leaders, were bowled out for 175, leaving Leicestershire as 33-run winners.

Timm van der Gugten removed Josh Cobb in the first over and added the notable scalp of his opening partner Ramnaresh Sarwan to leave Leicestershire 51 for 3 from 13 overs.

Thornely and Wayne White put on 69 for the fifth wicket before White (38) became Mudassar Bukhari's first victim, leaving Leicestershire 143 for 5 with only 26 balls remaining only for a further 65 runs to be crashed in a climax that transformed the game.

Thornely was caught by Tom Heggelman off Shahbaz Bashir to end a 77-ball knock containing six fours and five sixes.

Hoggard removed Michael Swart and Wesley Barresi either side of Stephan Myburgh's promising innings of 21 from 12 balls being ended when the opener retired hurt.

Bashir followed to leave the hosts 35 for 3 - effectively four - and they never really recovered, though Cameron Borgas attempted to give the innings some momentum with an innings of 40 from 48 balls.