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  • Leicestershire County Cricket Club
    of 280 To put the innings into context no other batsman has recorded 50 in a match dominated by the seamers so far Robson s heroics helped Leicestershire earn a first innings lead of 114 and he then watched his new ball bowlers remove both Essex openers before the close Essex finished the second day on 43 for 2 still 72 behind with Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara at the crease Robson shared in an opening stand of 58 with Matthew Boyce but his most productive partnership was for the eighth wicket with Clint McKay who adopted a carefree approach while contributing 45 in a stand of 74 in 16 overs The opening batsman showed immense concentration during his marathon effort against an Essex attack that picked up wickets at regular intervals The pitch continued to assist the seamers although it did not pose the sort of problems experienced on the opening day Fast bowler Jamie Porter 18 5 3 69 3 had Boyce 21 caught by Ryder before later trapping Mark Cosgrove 24 leg before New Zealander Ryder 22 7 42 2 bowled Leicestershire s leading scorer Ned Eckersley 18 with a fine delivery between those wickets County passed the 150 mark only three wickets down but then slipped to 170 6 as Graham Napier 19 4 62 3 produced a devastating 21 ball spell in which he picked up the wickets of Andrea Agathangelou 1 Lewis Hill 2 and Ben Raine 1 courtesy of catches in the cordon while conceding only seven runs But those setbacks did not ruffle Robson who occasionally broke from his watchful defence to produce several sweetly timed strokes either side of the wicket The seventh wicket was claimed by debutant Aron Nijjar the left arm spinner having Tom Wells 14 caught in the

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    a rewarding day There were special presentations before the game to Boyce and Andrea Agathangelou who were rewarded for making centuries in the Second XI against Afghanistan by coming into the side along with Jigar Naik Boyce received a cap and tie to mark his 100 th first class appearance for Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Agathangelou was given his cap by Charlie Shreck on debut The former Lancashire batsman was immediately in the action snapping up a catch at second slip as the ever reliable Clint McKay found the edge of Nick Browne 2 in the first over of the day Raine replaced Shreck after seven overs of the innings and his main weapon was swing He could have reaped a bigger harvest so often did he beat the bat sometimes with deliveries that lifted awkwardly The 23 year old embarked upon his destructive course by removing Tom Westley and Jaik Mickleburgh in successive overs after the pair had shared in a second wicket stand of 43 Westley was trapped lbw for 27 on his Championship return after a broken thumb while Mickleburgh was bowled for 16 following resistance of just over an hour Raine later had Jesse Ryder caught at long leg by Ned Eckersley the New Zealander making 38 the top score of the home side s innings Ryan ten Doeschate 0 and James Foster 3 so often a thorn in Leicestershire s side were his other victims Essex who gave a first class debut to 20 year old slow left arm bowler Aron Nijjar were left still seeking their first batting point of the season at Chelmsford in their third match at HQ Ravi Bopara s hopes of making an impact at number four had been were ended by McKay when he edged to wicket keeper

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    time despite a lot of rain throughout the day and captain Mark Cosgrove 27 from 24 balls cracked a couple of fours through the off side in the first over He then lost opening partner Ned Eckersley 2 at the start of the third over as the batsman who generally scores well against Worcestershire picked out Tom Kohler Cadmore at mid wicket off Jack Shantry The in form Kevin O Brien pulled a four and six as eleven came off the next over before an eventful fifth over from Ed Barnard The skipper was put down at deep mid wicket by Colin Munro and picked up two in the process and then collected 11 off the next three balls There was also four leg byes before Kevin O Brien 12 from 9 was trapped leg before Ben Raine was promoted to bat at four and he clouted a six and four in the final powerplay over to help take the score to 56 2 Mitchell introduced spin from both ends as soon as the restrictions were lifted and that move served the Rapids well Raine 11 from 5 went to D Oliveira s first ball picking out Ross Whiteley in the deep and Cosgrove drilled Senanayake to D Oliveira 4 0 28 1 at cover A rebuild occurred through Elliott and Niall O Brien who put on exactly 50 in 7 5 overs The keeper pulled Senanayake 3 0 18 1 to the mid wicket boundary as the score moved to 73 4 at the halfway mark and Elliott hit the leg spinner for a trio of fours before his spell came to an end O Brien 26 off 25 pulled Senanayake for four after he switched to the New Road End but the left hander departed to the delivery after the 50 stand was registered Mitchell whose medium paced cutters proved extremely tricky to get away had him caught by Rich Oliver just inside the mid wicket boundary Mitchell put down a caught and bowled chance at the end of the over when Elliott was on 28 but he went after adding five more when edging Barnard to Senanayake at short third man Once Mitchell had finished Wells hard hit innings of 26 not out off 14 balls which included a four and two maximums ensured the Foxes ended with momentum Oliver struck a couple of fours in moving to 13 before he hit Taylor to Wells at mid off and the youngster took another catch a beauty running backwards at mid on as Raine dismiss Kohler Cadmore 4 in the 5 th The last over of the powerplay was fruitful as Munro smashed his first ball for six and Mitchell struck a brace of fours There were 16 runs gathered as the Rapids moved to 50 2 by the end of the over but the dangerous Munro was snared in the 8 th Jigar Naik having him expertly stumped by Niall O Brien Leicestershire put the squeeze on

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    came into the side in place of Atif Sheikh The Jets also made one switch as Paul Coughlin was brought in for the injured Chris Rushworth Durham skipper Mark Stoneman s decision to bat first after winning the toss looked like it might pay off when the first over yielded 15 runs But the Foxes quickly got on top of the batsmen and in the third over Stoneman looking to pull a short delivery from Taylor bottom edged the ball into his stumps Calum MacLeod was becoming increasingly frustrated when he stepped across his stumps and attempted to scoop a Kevin O Brien delivery over the wicket keeper s head and succeeded only in edging a simple catch to Ned Eckersley at point Phil Mustard pulled and square drove boundaries off Kevin O Brien in the 11 th over but in the 12 th Paul Collingwood tried to lift the off spin of Naik over long off and was well held by Elliott Mustard survived a fierce chance on 41 but the left hander added only four more runs to his score when he was held by Taylor at long off from the bowling of Kevin O Brien John Hastings did his best to increase the scoring rate hitting three beautifully timed boundaries in going to 21 off 13 balls and together with Gordon Muchall 31 off 27 balls added 37 for the sixth wicket A target of just over six an over always looked likely to be inadequate however and though Hastings bowled well at Cosgrove when Leicestershire began their innings Coughlin was lofted high over long on and into the player s car park by the Australian left hander The skipper got the innings off to the start that was desired before Coughlin got his revenge catching Cosgrove

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    2016 Membership 2016 One Day T20 Season Ticket 2016 Charlie Fox Club 2016 David Gower Executive Club 2016 Match Ticket Prices Match reports 27th May 2015 Boyce and Agathangelou post hundreds SCORECARD Leicestershire Second XI enjoyed a two day friendly against Afghanistan at Wormsley this week The game was preparation for Afghanistan ahead of their tour to Scotland with fixtures arranged against Leicestershire and Middlesex at the picturesque venue this week Conditions were played in a first class format with each side designated to bat for 96 overs apiece and lunch and tea taken at normal times The tourists won the toss and batted and played well in scoring 412 5 from their 96 overs There was a fine opening stand of 181 between Javed Ahmadi 97 and Nawaz Mangal 78 with their 50s coming from 72 balls 11x4 and 93 balls 8x4 respectively Both were victims of opening bowler Shozair Ali who was the pick of the County attack with 3 52 from 16 overs Then followed a fine unbeaten century from captain Asghair Stanakzai who recorded 50 from 68 balls 8x4 and his hundred from 135 deliveries with five more fours Leicestershire s reply of 355 9 featured a tremendous 163 not out from Andrea Agathangelou and a fine century from Matthew Boyce 109 The duo put on 148 for the third wicket with opener Boyce recording 50 from 56 balls 10x4 and 100 from 133 balls 18x4 Agathangelou s landmarks came from 98 166 and 217 balls respectively and he struck 24 boundaries in total The former Lancashire man saw out the final twelve overs with Chris Harwood who ended on 6 not out from 32 balls There was a Second XI debut for 16 year old wicket keeper Harry Swindells who conceded only two byes in

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    Derbyshire suffered an early blow when Hashim Amla was held by Rob Taylor off the bowling of Clint McKay for just eight an outstanding catch two handed low down running in from the deep square leg boundary Wes Durston and Chesney Hughes took the Falcons score past 50 but Foxes off spinner Jigar Naik 4 0 23 2 picked up the wickets of Shiv Thakor and then Scott Elstone both caught behind by Niall O Brien off consecutive deliveries Tom Poynton also fell to the off spinner held by Tom Wells at long on but Hughes improvising cleverly inbetween clubbing blows over the leg side went to his 50 though not before he was dropped by Clint McKay the Australian failing to hold a skier off his own bowling Hughes was eventually caught by a diving Elliott at backward square leg for an excellent 59 made off 44 balls with five fours and three sixes from the bowling of the economical Ben Raine 4 0 23 1 It put paid to an important stand of 66 with Billy Godleman who struck two fours and two sixes in his 38 not out 33 balls A target of just over eight runs an over allowed Leicestershire to pace their reply and although Cosgrove 8 went quickly lofting Ben Cotton straight to Amla at mid off Eckersley hit 39 off 33 balls in a partnership of 66 with Kevin O Brien His dismissal brought Elliott to the wicket and despite the increasingly bad light Leicestershire s overseas signing played with calm assurance After Kevin O Brien 31 holed to Greg Cork at backward square leg his older brother played himself in before striking Mark Footitt high back over his head for a huge straight six It s always good to celebrate a win

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    is hidden from view somewhat tucked away and sits snugly alongside a Farm Park It must be in the Northamptonshire equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle Even the charming well spoken unflappable lady on my Sat Nav had a few choice words to say and was on the point of phoning a friend The Scorers are domiciled in a Scorebox that is undergoing a complete overhaul it currently has state of the art air conditioning whereby the chill winds gust at a ferocious rate of knots through the open spaces of the structure meaning that any paperwork has to be securely tethered down My Welsh counterpart and I are sure you would be warmer scoring a game at the North Pole Applies to Day one only Play on day one was abandoned for the day at 1 30pm with Glamorgan having won the toss on 35 0 from 14 3 overs After an early lunch on day two play was again abandoned for the day at 1 30pm after an Inspection by Umpires Steve Garratt and Mansoor Qureshi We were greeted on day three by sunny skies with the prospect of a full day s play As this fixture was a Friendly it was agreed to abandon the game whereby only 14 3 overs had been bowled and to have a Friendly 50 over per side game The crowd were to witness a 50 over game with white clothing and a red ball collector s item Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bat The County attack made light work of the Glamorgan batting dismissing them for 170 from 36 3 overs The top order was blown away by Oliver Freckingham and Dan Worrall Freckingham bowling from the Farm End accounted for Lawlor 0 who edged behind to Matt Cross and then he russelled Brand 0 into being caught behind again by Cross Worrall working up a useful pace from the Car Park End bowled the dangerous Wadlon 5 and had Vanderspar 10 caught behind by Cross Alex Wyatt then weighed in with 4 wickets but frankly he had to thank Worrall for two superb catches Glamorgan skipper Ben Wright 42 was superbly caught by Worrall over his shoulder between wide mid on and mid wicket Wright found a useful partner in keeper Milton 50 from 67 balls 8x4 Milton was bowled by Dan Hampton the ball after going to 50 Wyatt bowled Dean Cosker 0 had Ruaidhri Smith 19 caught at mid wicket and then Worrall pulled off another great catch calmly snaffling an enormous skier in the mid wicket area from Will Owen 11 again off Wyatt Hampton wrapped up the innings trapping Bull 4 in front An eye catching performance from Worrall ably supported by Wyatt Freckingham and Hampton Aadil Ali and Matt Pardoe opened up for County and the pair raced to 50 in the 7 th over Ali had made 29 when he went caught behind by Milton off Smith Joe Carter joined Pardoe but the

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    st over Lancashire started on 39 2 with a lead of 158 and after a quiet start Alviro Petersen hit a brace of consecutive fours in the sixth over of the morning County then hit back with two wickets for the addition of one run as Ben Raine trapped Petersen 34 lbw and McKay also claimed a leg before verdict against Steve Croft 1 Prince and Alex Davies 54 from 57 balls then shared a terrific stand of 107 in 18 1 overs for the fifth wicket Prince clipped the first couple of Rob Taylor s spell to the leg side boundary as he moved into the thirties and Davies then collected two successive fours in the next over Eleven came off the 31 st over of the innings including two Davies fours as the stand reached fifty and the keeper then smashed a four down the ground in the 34 th over A well timed pull from Davies in the next over also found the fence as Lancashire pressed their foot on the gas The left handed Prince progressed to 50 from 85 balls with his fifth boundary before the players left the field because of a combination of rain and bad light Lunch was taken with the score on 146 4 at 12 45pm and play resumed at 1 30pm with one over having been lost Prince hit the first ball of the restart through backward square leg for four as Lancashire eyed up a declaration An inside edge for four by Davies took the alliance into three figures and a two off the next ball brought the keeper a run a ball 50 Davies then selflessly departed as he continued to look for quick runs McKay claiming the wicket courtesy of Mark Cosgrove s catch at mid on The advantage stretched beyond 300 as Jordan Clark clouted a two to deep cover Prince struck another couple of fours and Clark 12 not out also hit a bouncer to the ropes before the visitors called time on their innings Hill and Robson each hit a four in the opening exchanges but Leicestershire then lost seven wickets for the addition of just nine runs Bailey enticed Hill 10 to edge and Paul Horton snapped up a smart low catch at first slip Davies initially moved for the ball but Horton was a picture of concentration as he got his hands underneath the ball The tall seamer then bowled Eckersley 0 for the second time in the game to leave County on 20 2 Jarvis landed a key blow at the other end as Cosgrove top edged a bouncer and Davies ran around to get under the catch Another bumper accounted for Neil Pinner 0 who was held at long leg by Simon Kerrigan Robson 4 had seen the drama unfold from the other end but he became Bailey s third victim after edging to Croft at second slip Raine 0 fell later in that 13th over Bailey bringing the

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