Reigning champions Leicestershire Foxes start with a whimper - Tuesday 12th June
It was a slow start to the new Friends Life t20 for reigning champions Leicestershire Foxes.
On an overcast evening at Grace Road, Nottinghamshire skipper Adam Voges won the toss and put the Foxes into bat. The Nottinghamshire attack, led by Steven Mullaney (4-19) tore apart a limp batting display by Leicestershire to end their innings for just 96. With only four players reaching double figures this was the lowest ever total recorded by the Foxes in t20 history. Nottinghamshire wiped the runs off with 7 overs to spare - smashed home by ex-Foxes player James Taylor who scored his 16no off just 6 balls to light up the dreary sky.
The other game of the opening day was a washout in Canterbury. Kent Spitfires and Sussex Sharks had moved their game from Tunbridge Wells due to flooding but play was called off in Canterbury due to the weather.