county championship

06.08.2017… Leics v Durham…

Leicestershire v Durham

Grace Road… Sunday August 6th

Durham 324/4 (Day 1)

Ticket: £12

Following a six week break, the County Championship is back, with the bottom two sides in the Second Division meeting at Grace Road…

Durham reached the end of the first day on 324/4, both openers making centuries and sharing an opening partnership of 234. Tom Latham was finally dismissed for 124 just after tea, Cameron Steel batting through to 145 n.o. at the close…

* Update…

Day 2: Cameron Steel was eventually dismissed for 224, having faced 408 deliveries in 501 minutes; scoring 28 fours (no sixes) in the process. Durham eventually declared on 525/8, with Leicestershire progressing to 124/4 by the close…

Day 3: No play, rain…

Day 4: No play, rain… Match Drawn…

Durham 10 pts, Leicestershire 6 pts…

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The Opening Session: Durham Bat…

Teams…

Leicestershire; Paul Horton, Harry Dearden, Colin Ackermannm Ned Eckersley, Aadil Ali, Neil Dexter, Lewis Hill, Ajmal Shahzad, Callum Parkinson, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths

Durham; Cameron Steel, Tom Latham, Jack Burnham, Graham Clark, Paul Collingwood, Michael Richardson, Ryan Pringle, Paul Coughlin, Matthew Potts, Chris Rushworth, Graham Onions

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After Tea: Durham Bat…

Stats…

Durham (1st Innings); Steel (224 – c Ali b Dexter), Latham (124 – c Hill b Dexter), Burnham (10 – st Hill b Parkinson), Clark (0 – c Shahzad b Klein), Collingwood (25 – lbw Klein), Richardson (82 – c Horton b Dexter), Pringle (0 – c Eckersley b Dexter), Coughlin (31 – n.o.), Potts (2 – c Dearden b Dexter), Rushworth (9 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Onions

Extras; 10nb 0w 6b 2lb – 18

525/4 (142 overs)

Bowling; Klein (25 / 108 / 2), Shahzad (25 / 104 / 0), Griffiths (27 / 86 / 0), Dexter (25 / 71 / 5), Parkinson (35 / 120 / 1), Ackermann (5 / 28 / 0)

FOW; 234 – 252 – 253 – 309 – 467 – 473 – 488 – 492

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

11.06.2017… Leics v Sussex…

Leicestershire v Sussex

Grace Road… Sunday June 11th

Leicetershire 340 & 175 / Sussex 284 & 100/2 

Ticket: £12

Sussex took control of the game on Day Three, limiting Leicestershire to 175 in their second innings leaving a target of 232 for victory…

Thet reached 100/2 by close of play, needing a further 132 runs for victory. A victory that was wrapped up on the final day with 5 wickets to spare…

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Jofra Archer: Took 6/70 as Leicesterhire Slumped to 175 All Out…

Leicestershire; Paul Horton, Harry Dearden, Colin Ackermann, Mark Cosgrove, Neil Eckersley, Mark Pettini, Tom Wells, Ben Raine, Zak Chappell, Clint McKay, Dieter Klein

Sussex; Chris Nash, Harry Finch, Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl, Luke Wright, Michael Burgess, Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Vernon Philander, Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs

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Bad Light Stops Play: Sussex Returned to Finish on 100/2…

Stats…

Leicestershire (2nd Innings); Horton (16 – c Burgess b Archer), Dearden (36 – c Burgess b Archer), Ackermann (3 – c Burgess b Jordan), Cosgrove (16 – lbw Briggs), Eckersley (1 – lbw Archer), Pettini (4 – b Archer), Wells (24 – c Archer b Briggs), Raine (9 – c Jordan b Briggs), Chappell (27 – n.o.), McKay (10 – c Finch b Archer), Klein (21 – b Archer)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 0nb 1w 0b 7lb – 8

175 all out (59.4 overs)

Bowling; Jordan (14 / 29 / 1), Archer (19.4 / 70 / 6), Wiese (6 / 29 / 0), Briggs (20 / 40 / 3)

FOW; 30 – 46 – 69 – 72 – 78 – 87 – 107 – 130 – 147 – 175

Sussex (2nd Innings); Finch (14 – b Raine), Nash (23 – c Eckersley b Raine), Wells (** – n.o.), Briggs (** – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; van Zyl, Wright, Burgess, Jordan, Wiese, Philander, Archer

Extras; nb w b lb –

100 for 2 (* overs)

Bowling; 

FOW; 25 – 79

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

03.06.2017… Notts v Derbs…

Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire

Trent Bridge… Saturday June 3rd

Nottinghamshire 229 & 67-2 / Derbyshire 363

Ticket: £17

An uninterrupted day’s play at Trent Bridge on Day Two of this County Championship Division Two fixture. Derbyshire made 363 in response to Nottinghamshire’s 229, with Nottinghamshire finishing the day at 67-2 in their second innings. I sloped off at 6pm, just as Derbyshire lost their final wicket, in order to make it back for the Champions League Final…

The match ended in a draw on day four…

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En Route to Nottingham…

Nottinghamshire; Steven Mullaney, Jake Libby, Cheteshwar Pujara, Samit Patel, Michael Lumb, Riki Wessels, Chris Read, Brett Hutton, Luke Wood, Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney

Derbyshire; Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Shiv Thakor, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Gary Wilson, Daryn Smit, Jeevan Mendis, Tom Taylor, Tony Palladino, Conor McKerr

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Derbyshire Batting After Lunch…

Stats (Day Two)…

Derbyshire (1st Innings); Reece (17 – c Wessels b Wood), Godleman (121 – c Read b Wood), Thakor (13 – c Patel b Hutton), Madsen (56 – lbw Hutton), Hughes (13 – lbw Gurney), Wilson (12 – c Read b Gurney), Smit (32 – lbw Patel), Mendis (20 – c Gurney b Hutton), Taylor (32 – c Patel b Gurney), Palladino (5 – lbw Patel) McKerr (16 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 8nb 0w 4b 14lb – 26

363 all out (106.1 overs)

Bowling; Fletcher (23 / 64 / 0), Wood (18 / 68 / 2), Gurney (18.1 / 55 / 3), Hutton (19 / 65 / 3), Mullaney (10 / 32 / 0), Libby (3 / 14 / 0), Patel (15 / 47 / 2)

FOW; 25 – 52 – 164 – 197 – 217 – 275 – 296 – 324 – 329 – 363

Nottinghamshire (2nd Innings); Mullaney (20 – n.o), Libby (15 – c Smit b McKerr), Pujara (13 – c Smit b Taylor), Patel (17 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Lumb, Wessels, Read, Hutton, Wood, Fletcher, Gurney

Extras; 2nb 0w 0b 0lb – 2

67 for 2 (14 overs)

Bowling; Taylor (5 / 23 / 1), McKerr (6 / 37 / 1),  Mendis (2 / 2 /0), Palladino (1 / 5 / 0)

FOW; 20 – 35

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

21.05.2017… Leics v Kent…

Leicestershire v Kent

Grace Road… Sunday May 21st

Leicestershire 420 all out / Kent 193-5

Ticket: £12

A full day’s play on the third day, following two days of rain. No play had been possible on Day One, with only intermittent play on Day Two…

Leicestershire progressed from 129-2 overnight to make 420 all out, with Kent 193-5 at the close…

On the final day, Kent went on to make 462/9 declared. Leicestershire responded with 61/2 and the match was drawn…

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Morning Session: Leicestershire Bat…

Leicestershire; Paul Horton, Harry Dearden, Colin Ackermann, Mark Cosgrove*, Ned Eckersley+, Mark Pettini, Tom Wells, Callum Parkinson, Clint McKay, Deiter Klein, Gavin Griffiths

Kent; Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sean Dickson, Joe Denly, Sam Northeast*, William Gidman, Darren Stevens, Adam Rouse+,  James Harris, James Tredwell, Matt Coles, Matt Hunn

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After Lunch: Leicestershire Bat…

Stats (Day 3)…

Leicestershire; (129-2 overnight),  Ackermann (89 – c Bell-Drummond b Coles), Cosgrove (39 – lbw Stevens), Eckersley (33 – b Tredwell), Pettini (8 – lbw Harris), Wells (46 – c Harris b Hunn), Parkinson (2 – c sub b Hunn), McKay (66 – r.o. Denly), Klein (23 – c sub b Hunn), Griffiths (14 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 0nb 0w 4b 14lb – 18

420 all out (112.4 overs)

Bowling; Coles (27 /114 / 2), Stevens (21 / 44 / 2), Harris (28 / 72 / 1), Gidman (5 / 27 / 0), Hunn (22 / 110 / 3), Tredwell (8.4 / 43 / 1), Denly (1 / 2 /0)

FOW; 189 – 244 – 265 – 271 – 278 – 335 – 358 – 420

Kent; Bell-Drummond (35 – b Wells), Dickson (0 – lbw Klein), Denly (10 – b Klein), Northeast (40 c Cosgrove b Klein), Gidman (24 – c Eckersley b Klein), Stevens (54 – n.o.), Rouse (9 – n.o)

To Bat; Coles, Harris, Tredwell, Hunn

Extras; 6nb 0w 9b 1lb 5pen – 21

193 for 5 (39 overs)

Bowling; Klein (11 / 48 / 4), McKay (11 / 28 / 0), Griffiths (9 / 30 / 0), Wells (4 / 40 / 1), Parkinson (3 / 30 / 0), Cosgrove (1 / 2/ 0)

FOW; 5 – 25 – 82 – 101 – 144

As usual, more pictures on flickr…