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  • Leicestershire County Cricket Club
    incessantly in the distance reinforced this The travelling army of discerning Leicestershire followers being a commendable six comprising of Rosemary Chris Marilyn and Mel plus Marilyn s sister and husband stalwarts each and every one Unicorns won the toss and asked County to bat Eben Kurtz and trialist Jalpesh Vijay opened the innings and did a great job After two balls had been bowled the Umpires halted the game as their green shirts were attracting an abundance of flies The umpires left the field and returned a few minutes later wearing coats rather than shirts in an attempt to counteract the pesky persistent insects which were sticking to their apparel like glue The Umpires were Messrs Ross and Blackwell not surprising that they nearly got themselves in a pickle There was a two minute stoppage for rain after 3 3 overs and then a prolonged stoppage occurred at 11 52am after 11 5 overs with County on 42 0 Kurtz and Vijay 17 not out apiece An early lunch was taken and the umpires stated that play would resume at 2 48pm with the game reduced to 36 overs per side With play set to recommence at 2 48pm I am sure the umpires must have a sideline in drawing up railway timetables Kurtz and Vijay took the score to 97 0 from 20 overs and then disaster struck Leicestershire lost all ten wickets in the space of 13 1 overs for the addition of 69 runs Kurtz 41 and Vijay 43 were the only batsmen to show any prolonged resistance both going to catches in the deep The only other batsmen to reach double figures were Tom Wells 14 and Zak Chappell who hit a breezy 21 from 18 balls Chappell hit the only maximum of the match before

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    qualify but it will take a lot of things to go their way over the next couple of weeks Leicestershire can now record a maximum of twelve points and the top three including the Steelbacks are out of reach Fourth placed Lancashire Lightning already have twelve points and a superior run rate with three games to play A deluge and a further heavy shower prevented the game from starting until 4 50pm and all credit must go to the Northants groundstaff for ensuring that Wantage Road was fit for play at that time The toss took place at 3 15pm with a view to starting a 19 over game at 3 45pm but rain arrived almost immediately after Alex Wakely asked the Foxes to bat first By the time the rain had relented and a second mopping up operation was well underway umpires Steve O Shaughnessy and Alex Wharf declared that the match would now be ten overs per side Leicestershire handed debuts to Zak Chappell and Lewis Hill and Ollie Freckingham also returned to the side in place of Andrea Agathangelou Atif Sheikh and Rob Sayer The Foxes lost a couple of wickets before the score was into double figures as Aadil Ali 4 3b played a Rory Kleinveldt delivery on to leg stump and Ned Eckersley 5 4b lofted Olly Stone high to Josh Cobb at mid off Leicestershire were 13 1 after two overs before Elliott got the scoreboard moving He smoked a four and six to deep mid wicket the maximum being a sweet strike that just avoided the pick n mix stall while Cosgrove carved a boundary over backward point as 17 came off the final over of the shortened powerplay The captain then lofted Graeme White to the boundary between two fielders at deep mid wicket and long on but perished to the next ball as Wakely fielding on the edge of the circle at mid wicket took the catch Raine took no time to settle as he smashed the slow left armer for a massive six over deep mid wicket first up the Foxes moving to 44 3 after four overs The team then picked up 45 from the next three overs with some impressive hitting An improvised paddle by Elliott off Steven Crook flew for four before a powerful pick up went for a maximum behind square on the leg side Raine was fortunate to see an inside edge off Cobb go for four at the start of the sixth over but there was nothing fluky as the left hander then hit a huge six into the old bowling club Elliott greeted Stone s reintroduction by getting down on one knee to sweep a big maximum and he replicated that stroke later in the over to pick up a four that took the alliance to 50 off just 20 balls The next two overs went for six apiece as Crook and Kleinveldt did a good job for their side Elliott recorded a

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    Wells top scored with 27 from 21 balls while Aadil Ali marked his NatWest T20 Blast debut with a fine 26 from 21 balls Mark Cosgrove won the toss and elected to field and after Ashwell Prince 9 6b played the first ball of the second over from Ben Raine on to his wicket Brown played some terrific strokes either side of the wicket in recording a 31 ball 50 The number three struck six fours including a couple of terrific drives through extra and two maximums in a knock that gave the Lightning momentum Horton played an anchor role while Brown 52 34b dominated but then started to hit out when his partner was superbly run out by Cosgrove While Horton ticked the board over in moving to 50 from 38 deliveries skipper Croft again gave the Foxes a headache The Blackpool born all rounder powered his half century from just 25 balls with four fours and three sixes Three wickets fell in the final two overs as Horton holed out to Elliott off the impressive McKay before Raine had a hand in the run outs of Croft 50 25b and Alex Davies 3 2b but the Lightning still ha an commanding total The Foxes were 39 0 in the fifth but lost three wickets in as many overs as Ned Eckersley 19 17b was bowled by Kyle Jarvis Cosgrove was held by Horton at extra off Jordan Clark and Raine launched Parry high to Croft Elliott 22 19b and Ali 26 21b hit some lusty blows with the Kiwi international striking a six and two fours and the youngster powering two maximums and a four in a highly encouraging performance But Elliott was taken by Liam Livingstone at deep backward square and Ali was brilliantly held by Prince

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  • Leicestershire County Cricket Club
    Club Player Sponsorship Brand Exposure and Advertising Events Tickets Online Booking 2016 Membership 2016 One Day T20 Season Ticket 2016 Charlie Fox Club 2016 David Gower Executive Club 2016 Match Ticket Prices Match reports 7th July 2015 Kent complete eight wicket win Ben Raine again performed well but Kent completed an eight wicket victory in the LV CC match at Grace Road Leicestershire resumed on 110 9 59 ahead with Raine and Charlie Shreck at the crease Raine showed intent by striking a couple of boundaries However the innings came to an end with the score on 123 when Shreck 1 was bowled by a good delivery from Matt Coles 17 2 3 43 4 who took ten wickets in the match Raine was left unbeaten on 41 from 76 balls in a battling innings that contained seven boundaries It meant that Kent required 73 to win and Joe Denly 37 not out decided to be aggressive using his feet to strike a four down the ground in the second ver Daniel Bell Drummond 5 tried to repeat the feat but he edged Raine 7 2 0 34 2 to Angus Robson who took a smart catch at first slip Denly struck a couple of flowing off drives to take the target below 50 and a flick off the pads also raced to the fence Leicestershire kept going and Raine picked up his 44 th first class wicket of the summer as Rob Key 4 was held by Ned Eckersley as he looked to hit over mid on Captain Sam Northeast 28 not out swivelled and glanced a brace of fours in the 11 th over and Kent were 50 2 when rain had the players scampering for cover Lunch was taken at 12 35pm and Northeast struck three fours

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    three wickets apiece along with Calum Haggett Leicestershire ended the day 59 ahead on 110 9 in their second innings with Raine top scoring with a gutsy unbeaten 30 from 62 balls It was a terrific contest in the first session as Leicestershire came out firing before Stevens launched a timely counter attack from the visitors point of view Kent resumed on 44 2 with Sam Northeast and Rob Key at the crease but the new ball bowlers did some early damage Raine trapped Key leg before for 8 and McKay pinned Northeast 17 in front in the next over Raine had figures of 10 4 16 2 when Shreck replaced him at the Pavilion End and Ben Harmison survived leg before appeals from both the ex Kent seamer and McKay The ever willing Raine had another spell in place of McKay at the Bennett End and it was a good battle between him and Stevens The former Fox hit five nicely timed boundaries but also saw three balls whistle past his outside edge all in a three over period Shreck picked up a deserved reward for his accurate bowling as Harmison who worked hard for his seven runs was lbw playing across one that ducked in sharply That left Kent on 94 5 before Stevens clattered another quartet of fours and a maximum in the space of ten balls to move to an entertaining 47 ball 50 Stevens hit another two fours in the 38 th over and Kent went to lunch on 141 5 with Stevens on 61 and Sam Billings 10 not out A three from Billings took the stand beyond 50 after the break but he fell in Freckingham s first over from the top end Ned Eckersley took a skier at mid off after the batsman had shuffled a few paces down the wicket Freckingham s golden touch continued in his next over as the paceman enticed Stevens into driving at one he may well wish he had left Lewis Hill completing the dismissal behind the stumps Leicestershire had their tails up but Haggett and Ball then combined to frustrate the team with a vital eighth wicket stand of 60 All of Ball s 32 runs came in boundaries and Haggett also played some nice strokes before Ball was well held at deep extra cover by Aadil Ali off Freckingham who had been introduced up the hill for the first time A boundary from Coles ensured Kent s lead stretched in excess of 50 before Shreck wrapped up the innings bowling Haggett 20 off an inside edge and having Ivan Thomas 0 caught by a tumbling McKay at mid on There were still 53 overs scheduled to be bowled when the Leicestershire second innings started at 3 05pm and Robson hit four early boundaries in the arc between cover point and backward point to get the scoreboard moving But after the openers moved the score to 28 there were three wickets for the addition of

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    Raine and Clint McKay dismissed the openers as Kent closed on 44 2 so they will resume on day two 115 behind with eight second innings wickets remaining There were several notable moments before play began as Eckersley was named as captain of Leicestershire for the first time with Mark Cosgrove having family commitments Aadil Ali was handed his first class debut and the young batsman was awarded his Leicestershire cap by Jonathan Agnew who spoke at an exclusive Members event in the Charles Palmer Suite before play got underway A second debut was given to Greg Smith after his loan deal from Nottinghamshire started and Lewis Hill and Ollie Freckingham also returned to the team The quartet came in for Cosgrove Niall O Brien international duty Tom Wells and Jigar Naik Sam Northeast won the toss and elected to field under threatening skies and Coles gave the visitors an early breakthrough as Matthew Boyce 12 edged to Adam Ball at second slip in the cordon Runs had already come at a decent rate and that trend continued as Eckersley settled in alongside Robson The skipper struck eight boundaries as the stand progressed to 58 before Robson who hit five fours in 29 became Coles second victim in his second spell as he nicked an attempted drive to Sam Billings Kent made it three wickets in the space of 20 deliveries as Smith 0 nicked Calum Haggett to Coles at second slip before Coles bowled Eckersley 41 off the inside edge Ali 13 got off the mark with a three as he and Andrea Agathangelou 11 saw the team through to lunch but both players were held at slip off Darren Stevens 16 7 36 2 and County slipped to 123 6 in the afternoon session Coles completed his five

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    the reply and Raine 17 16b and Grant Elliott 23 24b also chipped in but some good death bowling saw the Bears home Earlier t he Bears won the toss and elected to bat in the sunshine and the Foxes showed two changes as captain Cosgrove and Matthew Boyce came in for the O Brien brothers Raine struck with his first ball Birmingham captain Varun Chopra 9 going lbw playing across a straight delivery but the wicket Leicestershire craved came in the following over Clint McKay had already discomfited Brendon McCullum with a rising delivery when he pitched one up to the New Zealand skipper McCullum who had scored an English T20 record 158 against Derbyshire at Edgbaston on Friday evening mistimed an attempted drive straight into the hands of compatriot Elliott at mid off for just 6 There was no panic from Clarke however and in company initially with Tom Lewis and then with Tim Ambrose the all rounder steered the Bears towards a competitive score before finally holing out to Tom Wells off the bowling of Ollie Freckingham While Clarke posted the highest score of the Bears innings Lewis was lbw to Raine for 13 10b Ambrose was caught by Boyce off Jigar Naik for 34 28b and Laurie Evans 6 10b was held by Elliott at long on off Rob Sayer One Clarke was gone Ateeq Javid s lively 16 ball 28 was ended as McKay 4 0 31 2 knocked back his off stump and Jeetan Patel was held in the deep by Wells off Raine As well as Raine and McKay bowling well Sayer and Naik each took 1 26 from three overs while Elliott s two overs of medium paced variations went for just five runs Clarke s bowling spell kept the Foxes chase

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    missed the game due to family commitments so Sayer came into the XI as the only change to the team that tied against Yorkshire The Foxes had a tough start as 45 came from the first four overs Naik opened the bowling and Phil Mustard struck the first two balls of the game to the boundary Stoneman who gave the Foxes three tough chances during the course of his innings then hit a trio of fours off five balls Fellow left hander Mustard drove a four through the covers and Stoneman also struck a boundary in that region before powering another over the top as 14 came off the fourth The brakes were then put on by McKay who claimed a wicket with his first ball as Mustard 17 13b nicked an attempted pull to Niall O Brien The Victorian almost claimed a second as Stoneman heaved the last ball into the deep but a tough opportunity was put down by Wells Only three were scored from the over including a scampered two when the ball hit the floor The Jets recorded their 50 after 5 1 overs as Calum MacLeod punched Ollie Freckingham 2 0 17 0 to the cover boundary Freckingham recovered well and spin was introduced from both ends as the Foxes continued to squeeze Naik struck in the seventh over as MacLeod 10 10b was stumped by Niall O Brien as he attempted to sweep and Sayer conceded only four in his first over in this format The Jets who were 45 0 after four now found themselves 65 1 after eight The off spinners went for just 12 in the next two overs before Stoneman collected a four by driving Kevin O Brien 2 0 18 1 to the ropes in the 11 th The all rounder picked up an important wicket by hitting the stumps of Paul Collingwood 9 11b with the final ball of the over Sayer then claimed a much deserved first T20 wicket as leading scorer Gordon Muchall 1 2b clipped to Naik at mid wicket Stoneman collected a single off the returning Freckingham to progress to a 36 ball 50 and then struck backward of point to record his seventh four There was another victim of the Sayer Naik combination as Ryan Pringle 3 5b also hit to mid wicket Durham struggling to 98 5 in the 14 th over Stoneman and Arshad who took 40 off the last 18 deliveries then propelled the Jets to a score in excess of eight an over Andrea Agathangelou 11 13b was promoted to open in Cosgrove s absence and he struck two fours in the second over before Arshad made two big breakthroughs in the third The seamer bowled Agathangelou and had Kevin O Brien caught by mid wicket by Muchall with his next delivery Eckersley 11 14b and Raine each found the ropes as the Foxes progressed to 35 2 after the powerplay but a third wicket fell as the former

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