Cameron Bancroft scored his second unbeaten century on the bounce to guide Durham to a comfortable six-wicket win over Leicestershire Foxes in their Royal London One-Cup meeting at Emirates Riverside.

Bancroft was imperious once again in the middle, matching the brilliance of previous knock against Northamptonshire on Wednesday. The Aussie was struck on the head twice, but was untroubled as he composed another fine innings to make it two victories out of two.

Tom Taylor and Dieter Klein dragged Leicestershire out of trouble after they were reduced to 112-7. However, the home side were able to chase down their eventual target of 234 with ease courtesy of their skipper's performance.

Durham coach James Franklin said: "I'm very pleased. They were two different types of games, having to bat first against Northamptonshire to put a total on the board and defend it - then in this game we're in the field and we're having to chase it down. They've been pleasing performances in the first two games.

"A lot of our batting template is trying to form partnerships. Leicestershire put us under pressure in our opening 10 overs. We needed a big partnership with Bancroft and Richardson. There was a lot said about signing Bancroft, but he has put that to bed with these two performances. He has been the leader of this term with two match-winning performances. I think now we can get on with our season."

Brydon Carse made Durham's breakthrough in the second over of the day when Harry Dearden edged onto his own stumps. The paceman then trapped Paul Horton lbw for 11 before continuing his tearing run through the top order by bowling Colin Ackermann, leaving the visitors 41-3.

Mark Cosgrove and Lewis Hill responded with a solid partnership, before Cosgrove was dismissed by a brilliant catch by Ben Raine for 22 off the bowling of Matthew Potts. Hill soon followed when he tamely drove a Liam Trevaskis delivery straight to Raine at short cover.

Matt Salisbury came back into the attack to remove Arron Lilley before Trevaskis notched his second wicket as Potts produced a fantastic diving backwards effort to catch Harry Swindells for 15. The visitors were 112-7, but Taylor and Klein added vital runs for the eighth wicket.

They reached their 50 partnership from 74 deliveries. Taylor was outstanding for his team, digging the visitors out of trouble.

It took something special to end his innings and Raine produced a blinding catch at point to hand Potts his second wicket, breaking the partnership of 81. Klein continued his fine knock, notching a career-best 46 before he was bowled off the final ball of the innings by Potts, guiding the Foxes to a 233 from their 50 overs.

Durham's chase began poorly, losing Graham Clark and Alex Lees early for the second game in the row. Klein continued his impressive performance claiming both wickets to put the hosts on the back foot. Steel and Bancroft responded as they did in the home side's opener against Northamptonshire, putting on 50 for the fourth wicket for the second game in a row.

Steel was making good progress on 35, but went for one big strike too many, mistiming a pull stroke off Gavin Griffiths, allowing Paul Horton to claim a routine catch. Bancroft was not deterred by the loss of his partner, pacing his knock to perfection. He passed 50 from 58 deliveries and formed another strong stand with Michael Richardson.

The duo put on a hundred for the fourth wicket for the second game on the bounce before Richardson fell for 39. Bancroft upped the ante to power his way to three figures, racing through the 90 within seven balls to notch his century with a boundary. The Aussie ensured that he was there at the end with a 50 partnership with Jack Burnham.