Darren Maddy was upstaged upon his return to Leicestershire by Hylton Ackerman's unbeaten century in a last-over defeat for Warwickshire in a 50-over friendly match at Grace Road yesterday.
Maddy, who left Grace Road for Edgbaston in the winter, top-scored for the Bears with a 75-ball innings of 80, but Ackerman hit 127 off 117 balls earned the hosts a six-wicket win.
Warwickshire reached a competitive 296 for nine. Maddy was second out at 158 in the 29th over, before Jonathan Trott (55 off 74 balls) and Jim Troughton (60 off 53) took the visitors to 253 for five in the 44th over.
Leicestershire, the Twenty20 kings, slipped to 34 for two in the eighth over but, from 142 for four halfway through the innings, Ackerman and captain Jeremy Snape (70no, 89 balls) batted assuredly against an assortment of willing bowlers on a true pitch.
A tense finale ended with the third ball of the last over when Snape straight-drove Neil Carter for four to take the Foxes to 298 for four.