Bears maintained their 100 per cent record in the Vitality Blast with a five-wicket victory over Leicestershire Foxes at the Upstonsteel County Ground.

The Foxes totalled a modest 166 for seven on an excellent pitch. Every dismissed batter except one passed 15 but none reached 30 as Danny Briggs bowled with his customary nous for 4-0-15-3.

That looked chaseable for a Bears side including Glenn Maxwell for the first time and the debutant crunched a muscular 47 (27 balls) as his side reached 167 for five with 15 balls to spare.

Sam Hain followed his unbeaten 83 in the Blast opener against Yorkshire with an unbeaten 65 (43) as only Callum Parkinson (four for 33) caused much interference to the Bears’ pursuit.