Lynn and Neesham shine as Steelbacks see off Foxes

Chris Lynn and Jimmy Neesham showcased their star quality to help Northants Steelbacks smash Leicestershire Foxes in the Vitality T20 Blast on Wednesday evening.

By Tom Vickers
Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 9:33 pm
Chris Lynn and Jimmy Neesham delivered for the Steelbacks against Leicestershire (picture: Peter Short)
Chris Lynn and Jimmy Neesham delivered for the Steelbacks against Leicestershire (picture: Peter Short)

New Zealand all-rounder Neesham was making his first appearance for the County having concluded his IPL commitments, and he got off to a flying start, lashing 75 from just 30 balls.

But he wasn't the Steelbacks’ top scorer as Australian ace Lynn stole the show with a stunning 106 from 66 deliveries, hitting 12 fours and three sixes.

Northants, who won the toss and opted to bat, racked up a whopping 227 for one from their 20 overs.

And Leicestershire, always under pressure in reply, were eventually limited to 185 for nine, with Neesham again having a say as he took two for 26 from his three overs.

Freddie Heldreich and Ben Sanderson bagged three wickets apiece as the Steelbacks secured an impressive 42-run success.

It was a second win from four games in the competition for Northants and they are now up to third in the embryonic North Group standings.