Friends Provident T20 (at Edgbaston): Leicestershire 172-6 beat Warwickshire 140 (16.5 overs) by 32 runs
Leicestershire reactivated their faltering Friends Provident t20 campaign with a demolition job on Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
The Foxes made 172 for six and wrapped up a 32-run victory by dismissing the Bears for 140 in 16.5 overs.
Will Jefferson smashed 50 from 31 balls and Brad Hodge top scored with 54. Hodge subdued Warwickshire's attack in successive partnerships of 71 with Jacques du Toit and 73 in eight overs with the hard-hitting Jefferson.
The home side may have thought it was a much-needed breakthrough when Tim Ambrose stumped du Toit for 40, but the South African's departure only exposed them to rougher treatment from Jefferson.
The former Essex batsman hit sixes in four consecutive overs before sparking a spate of dismissals when pulling a full toss from Ant Botha to deep square leg.
Keith Barker benefited most from the late stumble by taking three wickets, the first when Hodge carved a catch to backward point.
A chaotic performance by the Bears began when Jonathan Trott was given out, caught low down at cover by James Taylor, after TV replay evidence, and continued with substitute Matthew Boyce running out three batsmen.
Jefferson did not field when Warwickshire began their reply and his absence worked in Leicestershire's favour when livewire replacement Boyce ran out Neil Carter, Jim Troughton and Ambrose.
Darren Maddy made a quickfire 20 against his former county before adding to the catalogue of errors with an ugly heave to mid-wicket.
The lower order attempted to restore some pride as Botha (21), Chris Woakes (15) and Ian Westwood (23) entertained the crowd before falling in quick succession to left-arm spinner Claude Henderson.
There was more fun when the last pair, Barker (23 not out) and Imran Tahir (11), put on 33 and took the Bears beyond their previous lowest of total 114 in the competition.