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County Agree New Deals With 5

Josh Cobb, Ned Eckersley, Alex Wyatt, Nathan Buck and Greg Smith have all agreed contract extensions with Leicestershire, tying to them to the club until at least the end of 2014. Cobb, Wyatt, Buck and Smith have all progressed through the Foxes impressive academy set up and Eckersley has impressed since joining the County on trial back in 2011 after coming through the MCC Younf Cricketers ....


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Foxes All Set For Season Opener

Leicestershire travel to Southampton today (Wednesday) as they face a tough season opener against a strong Hampshire outfit. The Foxes are set to give a debut to Ireland international batsman Niall O'Brien and Oakham born seamer Ollie Freckingham could also make his bow as he is included in the 13 man squad. Fit again Jigar Naik takes over from Claude Henderson as first choice spinner ....


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2013 Season Preview

Players In:  Ollie Freckingham (Loughborough CC), Robbie Williams (Middlesex), Anthony Ireland (Middlesex), Niall O’Brien (Northants), Joe Burns (Australia), Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh), Sam Robson & Tom Wells (Promoted from second team) Players Out: Jacques du Toit, Nadeem Malik, Robbie Joseph (released), Will Jones, Paul Dixey, Will Jefferson (retired), Wayne White ....


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Jefferson Retires

Leicestershire opener Will Jefferson has been forced to retire from county cricket due to a rare hip condition. The popular 32 year old, who signed for the Foxes after being released by Nottinghamshire in 2010 has been plagued by the injury during 2012 and the news will come as no real surprise to Foxes fans. 'Jeffo' has been hugely missed at the top of the order this season and it is very sad ....


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Cobb Returns To Boost Foxes

Josh Cobb returns to the Leicestershire County Championship side as they travel to Wantage Road to meet Northampshire starting today, Friday. The powerful batsman, who turns 22 a week today, is fit again after recovering from a finger injury. Will Jones and Robbie Joseph also come into the 13 man squad but there is no place for all rounder Jigar Naik who, despite impressing for the seconds over ....


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Foxes Sweat Over Cobb Injury

Josh Cobb chances of playing in Leicestershire's LV County Championship match at home to Yorkshire are rated as '50-50'. The 21 year old sustained a fractured finger in the exciting draw at Cheltenham last week and the Foxes will be hoping that their young star will be fit enough to be named in the side today. Shiv Thakor earns a call up to the squad after his superb innings versus Lancashire in ....


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County Back In Championship Action

Leicestershire return to LV County Championship action after a break of six weeks as they travel to Cheltenham to play Gloucestershire starting today (Wednesday). The County's last first class match was the draw versus Derbyshire which finished way back on the 8th June before the country was immersed in T20 'fever'. The Foxes have named a 13 man squad that travel to the south west with Rob ....


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Thakor In Squad But No Place For White

Shiv Thakor has been named in the Leicestershire squad for today's CB40 match with Worcestershire at Grace Road. The 18 year old all rounder will be hoping to impress after being surprisingly left out of the England U-19 squad, managed by former Foxes coach Tim Boon, last week. Will Jones, is also in the squad again after scoring an impressive 92 for the second team in the week. Wayne White ....


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Du Toit And Malik To Leave Foxes

Jacques du Toit and Nadeem Malik will released by Leicestershire at the end of the 2012 campaign and have now been made available on loan for the rest of the season. Du Toit has struggled to make any kind of impact for the Foxes this season and despite being a main stay in the T20 side over the last few years with his powerful hitting, his poor form has cost him his first team place in all forms ....


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Cobb New One Day Captain / Sarwan Signs New Deal

Leicestershire have announced this morning that Josh Cobb is to take over as one day captain and Ronnie Sarwan has signed a new two year deal. Cobb takes over the reigns with immediate effect with Matthew Hoggard continuing to skipper the side in Championship cricket. Cobb, who turns 22 next month, captained the county in the two tourist games earlier this season and this is a positive move from ....


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Foxes At Trent Bridge For Final T20 Game Of 2012

Leicestershire travel to Trent Bridge this afternoon (Sunday) to take on Nottinghamshire for what will be the Foxes last match during a very dismal T20 campaign. After the wash out versus Durham at Grace Road on Friday the weather forecast looks ominous once again as Notts, who have already qualified for the quarter finals, will be hoping for a result to secure a home tie in the next ....


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Sykes And Jones In For Foxes

James Sykes is set for his Leicestershire T20 debut tonight as the Foxes entertain Durham at Grace Road - weather permitting. The 20 year old left arm spinner comes into the squad in place of the out of form Claude Henderson. Opener Will Jones also comes into the squad at the expense of the out of sorts Jacques du Toit after returning to the club from his stint with Cardiff MCCU. The Foxes will ....


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County Back In T20 Action

The Leicestershire Foxes return to T20 action tonight as they entertain Yorkshire Carnegie at Grace Road with the match being televised live on Sky Sports. The County will be hoping to build on their first win of the T20 season, when they beat Derbyshire on Friday in a thrilling 8 over per side match and will want to improve on the reverse fixture up at Headingley ten days ago where they crashed ....


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County Entertain Aussies

Leicestershire play hosts to the opening match of the Australians tour of England and Ireland as the two teams aim to beat a poor weather forecast by competing in a 50 over a side one day match at Grace Road today (Thursday). After a rain ruined two day affair with the touring West Indians, Leicestershire will hoping the wet weather subsides for the day, so they can put the disappointment of ....


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Leicestershire V Lancashire T20 Preview

Leicestershire will be hoping to put their opening Twenty20 horror show firmly behind them as they entertain Lancashire this evening (Friday). The Foxes were thrashed by local rivals Nottinghamshire on Tuesday in front of the Sky Tv camera's and will be keen to show that they are capable of showing why they are the currently holders of the T20 trophy. Greh Smith could come into the side at the ....


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Twenty20 Preview

Twenty20 is back! The format which divides opinion amongst cricket supporters and players returns for 2012 and the 'razmatazz' starts this season at Grace Road as Leicestershire entertain local rivals Nottinghamshire. Who can forgot last year's sensational finals day at Edgbaston in August as the underdog Foxes overcame the favourites Somerset and who can forget the 'Will Jefferson Super Over' ....


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Glamorgan V County Preview

It is not even June yet but this match, starting today (Tuesday) could be crucial in deciding who receives the dreaded wooden spoon for the County Championship Division 2. Leicestershire currently hold the 'title' after winning only one of sixteen matches last season and have won just the once this season, funnily enough, an opening match of the season victory over Glamorgan at Grace Road. ....


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Kent V County Preview

Leicestershire travel to Canterbury as they take on Kent in the LV County Championship today (Wednesday). The Foxes are still looking for their first win since the opening day of the season as they sit second bottom of the table. Jacques Du Toit is expected to come back into the side after scoring a century for the seconds last week and it is likely that the out of form Greg Smith will make way ....


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Foxes Entertain Panthers

Leicestershire welcome Middlesex for the CB40 at Grace Road this afternoon (1.45pm start). They are likely to be a number of changes to the side from the Championship side that played Essex as Jacques Du Toit, Rob Taylor and Nadeem Malik could come into contention for selection. The Foxes will be hoping to make amends for last week's crushing defeat to Gloucestershire at Bristol. The Middlesex ....


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Joseph Signs New Deal

Robbie Joseph has finally put pen to paper having signed a new contract until the end of the season with Leicestershire. The 30 year old, who signed a short term deal with the Foxes that was due to expire this month, has had a fine start to his Leicestershire career having taken a record breaking 12-111 on his debut in the win over Glamorgan. Released by Kent in the summer, Joseph has made the ....


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Jefferson Returns / Essex Match Preview

Will Jefferson makes his first appearance of the season today (Wednesday) as Leicestershire entertain Essex in the County Championship at Grace Road. The opener returns after a back problem and his presence is a majorboost for the struggling Foxes batting line up. Jefferson replaces Kadeer Ali in the squad and it is likely that he will open with Matt Boyce with Greg Smith moving down to ....


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Buck And Naik Return For Foxes

Nathan Buck and Jigar Naik are in the frame to make their first competitive appearances of the season as Leicestershire face Lancashire at Old Trafford in the CB40 today (Sunday). Buck has been suffering with a back problem and his return is a major boost for the Foxesdue to their depleted squad. Unfortunately both Will Jefferson and Matthew Hoggard are still not ready for first team action. ....


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Hoggie Signs New Foxes Deal

Leicestershire skipper Matthew Hoggard has signed a one year extension to his contract which will tie him to the club until the end of 2013. The 35 year old former England bowler originally signed a 3 year deal in 2010 but has now extended that to stay for a fourth season at Grace Road. Hoggard is currently out of action with a dislocated finger but hopes to return to captain the Foxes by next ....


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County Swoop For Berrington

Leicestershire have added to their depleted squad by signing Scotland all rounder Richie Berrington on a month's loan. 25 year old Berrington was born in South Africa but moved to Scotland in his teens and gives the County a much needed boost to their batting and seam bowling line up as injury continues to sideline Will Jefferson, Nathan Buck and Matthew Hoggard. Berrington impressed against ....


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Yorkshire V County Preview

Leicestershire make one change to their squad as they visit the North Marine Road Ground in Scarborough to take on Yorkshire in the LV County Championship today (Wednesday). Jigar Naik unfortunately misses out and will play for the seconds this week to get some much needed game time. Key players Will Jefferson, Nathan Buck and skipper Matthew Hoggard continue to be sidelined by injuries as the ....


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