HAMPSHIRE’S Fidel Edwards claimed three wickets in the first over of the match at Edgbaston as Birmingham Bears secured a comfortable seven-wicket win over Leicestershire.

The Bears were immediately set on course for victory thanks to their 37-year-old West Indian paceman Edwards when he uprooted Neil Dexter’s off stump from the very first delivery.

Mark Cosgrove and Arron Lilley then also followed in an extraordinary start to the match to give the Bears an advantage they never surrendered.

Edwards, who has joined the Bears on loan, finished with figures of four for 22 on his debut as Leicestershire eked out 115 for nine.

After winning the player of the match award, Edwards posted his reaction on instagram: “Same colors, different team, same result.”