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Paul Nixon & David Hussey

David Hussey hits out en route to 73 from 37 balls for Nottinghamshire before their game against Leicestershire was abandoned due to rain

Nottinghamshire retained their four-point lead at the top of the Friends Life t20 North Group after their clash with second-placed Leicestershire was abandoned due to rain.

After winning the toss and batting first, the hosts had appeared well-placed to extend their 100% home record as they amassed 188 for six, with skipper David Hussey smashing 73 from 37 balls, including five sixes and five fours.

Hussey’s fellow Australian Adam Voges made 31 in a third-wicket partnership worth 113, with Leicestershire seamer Harry Gurney the most economical bowler with 2-27 from four overs.

The second half of the Notts innings was played out in persistent rain but with Darren Pattinson poised to bowl his first ball to Leicestershire opener Josh Cobb, umpires Jeremy Lloyds and Peter Willey decided the rain had got sufficiently heavy for the players to come off and the match was abandoned 45 minutes later.

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