Leicestershire defeated Northamptonshire by one run to maintain their qualification chances. Leicestershire may qualify if they defeat Yorkshire at home in their last game on Sunday after winning their previous four contests. After Nick Welch got things going with a 21-ball 38 to give Leicestershire the best powerplay of the season with 61 on the board, Colin Ackermann led from the front with a career-best 44-ball 85 that was studded with three sixes and nine fours to lead Leicestershire to a season-best 214. Ackermann continued to be obstinate after that. Chris Lynn, Joshua Cobb, and James Neesham all scored fifty runs in Northamptonshire’s chase, which was led by Chris Lynn’s 37-ball 68. However, near the end, a cluster of wickets prevented them from going over the line.
Brief scores: Leicestershire 214/6 (Nick Welch 38, Colin Ackermann 85; Graeme White 2-27) beat Northamptonshire 213/7 in 20 overs (Chris Lynn 68, Joshua Cobb 53, James Neesham 51; Callum Parkinson 2-34) by 1 run.