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Sep 3, 2014: Leicestershire are braced for an exodus of players after confirmation that Shiv Thakor, their former England U-19 captain and one of the most promising young allrounders in the country, has joined Derbyshire.
Leicestershire v Worcestershire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Grace Road
Aug 14, 2014: Leicestershire kept alive their hopes of a quarter-final place with a 16-run Duckworth-Lewis method victory over Worcestershire in the Royal London Cup Group A game
Feb 25, 2014: Leicestershire allrounder Shiv Thakor is set to be out of action until the end of June after undergoing a second operation in two months to fix a troublesome broken finger
Worcestershire v Leicestershire, New Road, 4th day
May 11, 2013: Leicestershire followed the logical course by batting through much of the final day as their Division Two basement battle with Worcestershire in the drifted to a draw
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, Grace Road, 1st day
Apr 30, 2013: Shiv Thakor made 75 and Matt Boyce 55 as Leicestershire recovered from 52 for 5 to enjoy the better of the opening day at Grace Road
Leicestershire v Kent, Grace Road, 3rd day
Apr 19, 2013: Shiv Thakor and Matt Boyce both scored centuries to guide Leicestershire to an unlikely first-innings lead against Kent on the third day at Grace Road.
Feb 6, 2013: A 19-year-old Leicestershire allrounder is proving to other cricketing hopefuls from his community that they can make it too
Jan 25, 2013: Shiv Thakor, the Leicestershire allrounder, has been ruled out of the England Under-19 tour of South Africa with a broken finger
Dec 18, 2012: Shiv Thakor, the Leicestershire allrounder, has been named captain of an inexperienced Under-19 squad to tour South Africa next year
Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, Grace Road, 2nd day
Sep 11, 2012: Leicestershire teenager Shiv Thakor produced another eye-catching innings on a rain-hit second day with Gloucestershire at Grace Road.
Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 1st day
Aug 21, 2012: Shiv Thakor, surprisingly omitted from England's squad for the U19 World Cup, hit his third half-century in six innings as Leicestershire reached 334 for 8 against Hampshire at Grace Road.
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Northampton, 4th day
Aug 13, 2012: Shiv Thakor faced more than 100 balls for his unbeaten 39 as Leicestershire held out for a draw against Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Northampton, 3rd day
Aug 12, 2012: After leading from the front and then falling away dramatically in their bid for promotion last season, perhaps Northamptonshire are simply running a canny race this time
Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 4th day
Aug 4, 2012: With rain again playing the decisive role, Essex and Leicestershire had to settle for a draw in their Division Two match at Chelmsford
Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Aug 3, 2012: Michael Thornely continued to repay Leicestershire's faith by scoring his second Championship century to lead his side to 336 for 9
AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG
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