5th May 2019
We have an opportunity on Monday to put it right - Parkinson
The Foxes will be looking for a positive end to their 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup campaign as Warwickshire make the journey to the Fischer County Ground on Bank Holiday Monday (May 6).
Leicestershire lost their penultimate Royal London One-Day Cup fixture against the Northamptonshire Steelbacks by 29 runs and will be looking to improve on their performance from Saturday.
The Foxes had a game’s break from the 50-over campaign to take on Pakistan in a T20 tour match before they made their way down to Sophia Gardens to take on England.
Northants Steelbacks made the trip to the Fischer County Ground having performed similarly to the Foxes in the One-Day Cup, as both teams occupied the last two places in the Northern group.
All-rounder Callum Parkinson took his first wicket of the season for the Foxes and made an unbeaten 39 which saw the Foxes total rise to a respectable score.
He said: “Obviously we are very disappointed upstairs. I think we fielded poorly, and we have acknowledged that.
“In the end I think they got 30 or 40 too many. If we restricted them to about 240 or 250 then it would have been a different game. But we have an opportunity on Monday to put it right.”
The middle to lower order for the Foxes played well, including Tom Taylor, who came in at seven whilst Leicestershire CCC were at 95 for five after losing captain Colin Ackermann and Lewis Hill in the same over to Nathan Buck.
Taylor finished with 39, Ben Mike finished with a top score of 41 – the second time the youngster had top scored for the Foxes in consecutive games – and Parkinson finished with an unbeaten 39.
He said: “The three of us are enjoying our batting this year, and we have managed to contribute quite a bit and it just shows that if we can take it deep on in games then it can be a different story.”
The 22-year old will be looking to take his own run of form into the final Royal London One-Day Cup fixture of the season for the Foxes, as Warwickshire make the trip to the Fischer County Ground tomorrow (May 6).
The Foxes have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fixture, so batsman Harry Swindells and seamer Chris Wright are in contention alongside the XI that played against the Steelbacks.
Leicestershire Foxes (from 13): Ackermann (capt), Abbas, Cosgrove, Dearden, Hill (wk), Javid, Klein, Mike, Munsey, Parkinson, Swindells, Taylor, Wright.
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