Leicestershire

  • Second day's play between India and Leicestershire washed out June 27, 2014

    Leicester: Inclement weather played spoilsport as it prevented a single delivery from being bowled during the second day's play in the opening tour fixture between India and Leicestershire, here on Friday. India were comfortably placed at 333 for four at the end of first day's play with Shikhar Dhawan (60), Gautam...
  • Indian toporder gets quality batting practice on opening day June 26, 2014

    Leicester: The Indian toporder batsmen got much needed batting practice against a belowpar Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four here on Thursday. As many as three batsmen went on to complete their halfcenturies with comeback man Gautam Gambhir's...
  • Newlook India aim for a positive start of England tour June 25, 2014

    Leicester: With an aim to bury the ghosts of a disastrous tour of 2011, a newlook Indian cricket team would be eyeing a positive start to their twoandahalfmonth long tour of England when they take on Leicestershire in a threeday practice game, starting on Thursday. The visitors, led by skipper Mahendra...
  • India have ability to destroy opponents, says Leicestershire's O'Brien June 24, 2014

    London: Excited about his county team's practice match against a starstudded Indian cricket team, Leicestershire's Irish import Niall O'Brien says Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men can destroy, dazzle and intrigue their rivals all at the same time. The 18member Indian squad, which landed in England on Sunday, created considerable excitement in the...
  • Ashes-winner Matthew Hoggard to retire after current season September 11, 2013

    London: Ashes-winning former England bowler Matthew Hoggard is to retire from first-class cricket at the end of the current English season, he announced on Wednesday. The seamer helped England win the 2005 series against Australia -- their first Ashes campaign success since 1986/87. Hoggard played in 67 Tests, taking 248 wickets...
  • After five decades, India to play five Tests in England in 2014 September 2, 2013

    London: India will play a series of five Tests for the first time since 2002, after the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday the itinerary for India's tour of England in 2014. The tour will rune from June 23 to September 8, 2014 and also include five...
  • 15yearold Matthew Fisher set for English county cricket debut June 7, 2013

    London: A 15yearold bowler is poised to make history after being named in English county Yorkshire's squad for their domestic 40over match with Leicestershire on Sunday. At the age of 15 years and 212 days, Matthew Fisher will become the youngest postwar cricketer to play in one of England's county competitions...
  • Warner, McKay lead Aus rout of Leicestershire June 26, 2012

    London: David Warner scored 74 and Clint McKay took four wickets as Australia began their limited overs tour of the British Isles with a 102-run thrashing of Leicestershire in a rain-marred match on Thursday. Left-handed opener Warner faced just 78 balls with three sixes and five fours before retiring as Australia...
  • Barath, Bravo battle back for WI in tour game June 3, 2012

    London: Adrian Barath and Darren Bravo both made fifties against Leicestershire as they rescued the West Indies from yet another top-order collapse on their tour of England. The West Indies are already 2-0 down in the three-match Test series heading into next week's climax at Edgbaston, with their top order...
  • Negative comments hurt my confidence: Sarwan May 22, 2012

    London: Out-of-favour batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has criticised "certain individuals" in the West Indies set-up for the recent slump in his international career and says he is in no hurry to return to the Caribbean side, despite his prolific form in the English County Championship. Sarwan has not played for the West...
  • Sarwan plays down interest in West Indies call-up May 4, 2012

    London: Experienced West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has brushed aside suggestions of a late call-up to the team for the current tour of England. Sarwan is one of the three key players missing for the three-Test tour, starting later this month. The other two are opener Chris Gayle and all-rounder...
  • Razzaq to play for Leicestershire April 26, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior allrounder Abdul Razzaq has signed a contract with English county side Leicestershire for this season after being constantly ignored by the national selectors. Razzaq will leave next week to join his county for the English Twenty20 championship. "It is disappointing that I am constantly being ignored by the...
  • An Indian touch to Britain's royal wedding cake April 27, 2011

    London: The Royal wedding cake described as "very romantic" is being given the finishing touches in a luxury cakes company led by an Indian-origin entrepreneur and his British wife. Kishore Patel, 57, is the managing director of the Leicestershire-based Fiona Cairns Ltd, which is known for making cakes for the luxury...