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23.06.2018… Leics v Middx…

Leicestershire v Middlesex

Grace Road… Saturday June 23rd…

Middlesex win by 1 wicket

Ticket: £12 – Scorecard: £1

After the end of three days, the match appeared to be heading for a Leicestershire victory…

Leicestershire 427 & 186: Ackermann 196; Murtagh 5-60

Middlesex 233 & *82/3; Malan 78

Into day four and everything changed…

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Middlesex Bat…

Teams…

Leicestershire; Harry Dearden, Paul Horton (cpt), Colin Ackermann, Mark Cosgrove, Neil Dexter, Lewis Hill (wkt), Ben Raine, Zak Chappell, Callum Parkinson, Gavin Griffiths, Mohammad Abbas

Middlesex; Sam Robson, Max Holden, Stevie Eskinazi, Dawid Malan (cpt), Paul Stirling, Hilton Cartwright, John Simpson (wkt), James Harris, Steven Finn, Ravi Patel, Tim Murtagh

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A Long Day in the Field…

Stats (D4)…

Middlesex; Holden (0 – c Hill b Raine), Robson (31 – lbw Griffiths), Eskinazi (97 – r.o. Raine), Malan (12 – c Hill b Raine), Patel (20 – c Hill b Abbas), Stirling (4 – c Hill b Griffiths), Cartwright (80 – lbw Raine), Simpson (39 – lbw Griffiths), Harris (58 – n.o.), Finn (9 – c Hill b Abbas), Murtagh (3 – n.o.)

Extras; 8nb 1w 13b 8lb – 30

383 for 9 (76.2 overs)

Bowling; Raine (34 / 89 / 3), Abbas (31.3 / 99 / 2), Chappell (16 / 50 / 0), Griffiths (25 / 81 / 3), Dexter (4 / 24 / 0), Parkinson (7 / 19 / 0)

FOW; 0 – 61 – 79 – 134 – 149 – 197 – 284 – 343 – 374

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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09.06.2018… Warks v Glam…

Warwickshire v Glamorgan

Edgbaston… Saturday June 9th

Warwickshire won by 4 wickets

Ticket: £15

Two days after a dramatic RLC exit at the hands of Worcestershire, back to the scene of the crime…

Glamorgan all out for 220, Warwickshire finishing the day on 24-2. Honours just about even…

Day 2 – Warwickshire went on to make 250 in their first innings, which included a century from Ian Bell. He finished on 106 not out, and Warwickshire led by 30 runs…

Day 3 – Aided by an Usman Khawaja innings of 125, Glamorgan scored 323, leaving Warwickshire with a target of 294 to win…

Day 4 – Another unbeaten century from Ian Bell (115 not out) helped Warwickshire to 294/6 with twenty overs to spare…

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Glamorgan’s First Innings…

Teams…

Warwickshire; Will Rhodes, Dom Sibley, Ian Bell, Johnathan Trott (cpt), Sam Hain, Tim Ambrose (wkt), Keith Barker, Jeetan Patel, Chris Wright, Henry Brookes, Josh Poysden

Glamorgan; Nick Selman, Jack Murphy, Connor Brown, Usman Khawaja, Owen Morgan, Chris Cooke (cpt/wkt), David Lloyd, Andrew Salter, Ruaidhri Smith, Timm van der Gugten, Lukas Carey

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The Warwickshire Huddle…

Stats (D1)…

Glamorgan;

Did Not Bat; Selman (30 – c Hain b Patel), Murphy (18 – lbw Brookes), Brown (9 – c Ambrose b Wright), Khawaja (4 – lbw Barker), Morgan (36 – lbw Poysden), Cooke (34 – lbw Poysden), Lloyd (39 – c Ambrose b Patel), Salter (5 – c Patel b Poysden), Smith (22 – lbw Poysden), van der Gugten (9 – n.o.), Carey (0 – b Poysden)

Extras; 4nb 0w 8b 2lb – 14

220 all out (76.2 overs)

Bowling; Barker (12 / 26 / 1), Wright (14 / 53 / 1), Brookes (12 / 21 / 1), Patel (25 / 81 / 2), Poysden (13.2 / 29 / 5)

FOW; 44 – 59 – 59 – 69 – 126 – 172 – 182 – 190 – 220 – 220

Warwickshire; Rhodes (0 – b Carey), Sibley (7 – b van der Gugten), Bell (11 – n.o.), Trott (6 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Hain, Ambrose, Barker, Patel, Wright, Brookes, Poysden

Extras; 0nb 0w 0b 0lb – 0

24 for 2 (17 overs)

Bowling;

FOW; 0 – 18

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

22.04.2018… Leics v Sussex…

Leicestershire v Sussex

Grace Road… Sunday April 22nd

Sussex 438/8 dec & 11/0 / Leics 422/9 dec

Ticket: £12 – Scorecard: £1

A first visit to the cricket for 2018…

Having opened on 112/2, Leicestershire batted through most of the third day, finishing on 422/9 declared, Colin Ackermann top scoring with 186. Sussex finished the day on 11/0, from six overs…

On the final day, Sussex went on to make 238/4 in their second innings, the players and umpires shaking hands at 5pm, match drawn…

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Ishant Sharma Looks on as Leicestershire Bat After Lunch…

Leicestershire; Michael Carberry (*), Paul Horton, Colin Ackermann, Mark Cosgrove, Ateeq Javid, Neil Dexter, Lewis Hill (+), Ben Raine, Callum Parkinson, Gavin Griffiths, Mohammad Abbas

Sussex; Luke Wellsm Philip Salt, Stiaan van Zyl, Harry Finch, Luke Wright, Ben Brown (*)(+), Michael Burgess, Oliver Robinson, Ishant Sharma, David Wiese, Will Beer

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After Tea, 322/5, Lewis Hill on Strike…

Stats…

Leicestershire (2nd Innings); Carberry (32 – lbw Sharma), Horton (0 – lbw Sharma), Ackermann (186 – c Finch b Wells), Cosgrove (64 – c&b Wells), Javid (13 – lbw Wiese), Dexter (34 – c Brown b Wells), Hill (8 – lbw Wells), Raine (40 – c Brown b Sharma), Parkinson (4 – c Brown b Beer), Griffiths (5 – n.o.), Abbas (5 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 8nb 5w 12b 6lb – 31

422 for 9 (135 overs)

Bowling; Sharma (29 / 85 / 3), Robinson (27 / 72 / 0), Wiese (23 / 63 / 1), Beer (26 / 88 / 1), van Zyl (3 / 15 / 0), Wells (27 / 81 / 4)

FOW; 7 – 73 – 214 – 253 – 328 – 345 – 406 – 410 – 417

Sussex (2nd Innings); Wells (7 – n.o.), Salt (3 – n.o.)

To Bat; van Zyl, Finch Wright, Brown, Burgess, Robinson, Wiese, Sharma, Beer

Extras; 0nb 0w 0b 1lb – 1

11 for 0 (6 overs)

Bowling; Abbas (3 / 3 / 0), Raine (3 / 7 / 0)

FOW; n/a

As usual, more pictures on flickr…