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England's rise to No. 1

England reach their first peak

Aug 14, 2011: The groundwork which enabled England to reach No. 1 in the Test rankings was put in place before the new millennium

Andrew McGlashan

Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, FLt20, Wantage Road

Hoggard helps end Northants' unbeaten run

Jun 3, 2011: Three wickets from Leicestershire captain Matthew Hoggard helped his side begin their Friends Life t20 campaign with victory over the Northamptonshire

Leicestershire v Derbyshire, Grace Road, 2nd day

Jefferson ton builds solid position

Apr 28, 2011: Will Jefferson posted his second century of the season to steer Leicestershire into a strong position on the second day of the County Championship match against Derbyshire

Leicestershire news

Leicestershire's board of directors agrees to resign

Oct 17, 2010: Leicestershire's board of directors has agreed to step down en masse at the next annual general meeting, to be held in mid-Feb 2011

ESPNcricinfo staff

Leicestershire news

Hoggard receives backing after Davidson steps down

Oct 6, 2010: Leicestershire's former chairman Neil Davidson stepped down from his position on Tuesday with a parting shot at the county captain Matthew Hoggard, whom he accused of destabilising the club in the course of a season-long row

ESPNcricinfo staff

Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Northampton, 2nd day

Smith ton puts Leicestershire on top

Sep 14, 2010: Leicestershire batsman Greg Smith struck his second century in consecutive County Championship innings on the second day of the match against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road

Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Northampton, 1st day

Newton ton rescues Northamptonshire

Sep 13, 2010: Young Northamptonshire batsman Rob Newton struck his maiden first-class century on a weather-affected first day of the County Championship Division Two match against Leicestershire at Wantage Road

Mutiny at Grace Road

Aug 26, 2010: Leicestershire have been plunged into crisis with the players and management wanting Neil Davidson to resign. It's a messy situation, as is the structure for next year's county season

George Dobell

Leicestershire v Surrey, Grace Road, 1st day

Davidson refuses to resign despite club anger

Aug 24, 2010: It was, perhaps, the type of stubborn defiance that Leicestershire have required all season. Sadly, however, the performance came off the pitch as Neil Davidson, the club's chairman, reacted to calls for his resignation

George Dobell at Grace Road

County news

Davidson hits back at players' revolt

Aug 24, 2010: Leicestershire chairman Neil Davidson has accused coach Tim Boon and captain Matthew Hoggard of setting a poor example to the younger players at the club after the pair led calls for his resignation

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Leicestershire chairman told to quit

Aug 23, 2010: Leicestershire captain, Matthew Hoggard, has demanded the immediate removal of the club's chairman, Neil Davidson

George Dobell

Middlesex v Leicestershire, Lord's, 1st day

Hoggard shines at Lord's

Aug 9, 2010: A dozen wickets fell on the opening day at a bright and breezy Lord's where Leicestershire's captain Matthew Hoggard revelled on centre stage with a first-class exhibition of good old-fashioned swing bowling

Leicestershire v Derbyshire, Grace Road, 4th day

Openers ease Leicestershire to victory

Aug 6, 2010: Matthew Boyce and Greg Smith steered Leicestershire to their fifth County Championship win of the season as Matthew Hoggard took his 700th first-class wicket at Grace Road

Leicestershire v Derbyshire, Grace Road, 1st day

Hoggard and Malik put Leicestershire in control

Aug 3, 2010: Matthew Hoggard and Nadeem Malik claimed four wickets apiece to put Leicestershire in command on the first day against Derbyshire

Leicestershire v Sussex, Grace Road, 3rd day

Collymore six helps Sussex to easy win

Jul 31, 2010: Corey Collymore bagged six wickets as top-of-the-table Sussex sent Leicestershire crashing to defeat by an innings and 19 runs with a day and a half to spare in their County Championship Division Two clash at Grace Road

Leicestershire v Sussex, Grace Road, 2nd day

Bowlers strike after Nash puts Sussex ahead

Jul 30, 2010: A career-best innings of 184 by Chris Nash and some hostile bowling from Corey Collymore and Yasir Arafat put Sussex in sight of their sixth win of the season at the end of the second day of the County Championship clash with Leicestershire at Grace Road

Leicestershire v Sussex, Grace Road, 1st day

Sussex in control after Hatchett job

Jul 29, 2010: Lewis Hatchett boosted his hopes of landing a professional contract at Sussex with the first five-wicket haul of his career on the opening day of the County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road

Derbyshire v Leicestershire, Friends Provident t20, Chesterfield

Jefferson powers Leicestershire win

Jul 2, 2010: Will Jefferson smashed 83 off only 33 balls to set Leicestershire on their way to a third consecutive away win and send Derbyshire crashing to a third straight Friends Provident t20 defeat

Lancashire v Leicestershire, Friends Provident t20, Old Trafford

Brad Hodge helps beat former team-mates

Jun 11, 2010: Leicestershire spin duo Brad Hodge and Claude Henderson ended Lancashire's unbeaten start to their campaign with a 14-run win

Leicestershire v Glamorgan, Grace Road, 2nd day

Leicestershire collapse after McDonald blow

May 25, 2010: Leicestershire were left reeling as Glamorgan staged a dramatic fightback at Grace Road and overseas star Andrew McDonald was summoned to Australia to play against Sri Lanka A next month

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