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Keith Barker and Jeetan Patel dismantle Leicestershire

Keith Barker made early inroads for Warwickshire Getty Images

Warwickshire 400 for 9 dec (Sibley 106, Hain 72, Woakes 73*, Abbas 3-70) beat Leicestershire 100 (Barker 3-23, Stone 3-24) and 196 (Barker 5-40, Patel 4-67) by an innings and 104 runs
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Keith Barker picked up five wickets as league leaders Warwickshire completed a comprehensive innings victory inside three days in their Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Barker's haul gave the left-armer seamer eight wickets in the game, and with Warwickshire skipper Jeetan Patel picking up four second innings victims on a pitch that offered the offspinner both bounce and turn, the match was done and dusted well before tea.

It was a perfect return for Warwickshire, who earlier in the day ensured they picked up maximum bonus points by hitting 16 runs off ten balls to reach 400 in the 109th over of their first innings, Chris Woakes finishing on 73 not out.

Once they began to bowl, Barker immediately made the ball move, and a fine inswinger beat Leicestershire opener Paul Horton's airy drive and uprooted his middle stump. Colin Ackermann's off stump was clipped by an inswinger that straightened off the seam and a full delivery accounted for Mark Cosgrove, trapping the out of form Australian leg before deep in his crease.

Opener Harry Dearden battled his way through until close to lunch, but did not read an arm ball from Patel, and he too went leg before just before the interval.

The procession continued in the afternoon, as Neil Dexter, having attempted to slog sweep Patel off consecutive balls, tried it again and gave Chris Wright - placed at deep square the ball before - a simple catch.

Former Warwickshire player Ateeq Javid may have been unlucky to be given out leg before to a ball that bounced and turned, but Barker returned to bowl Ned Eckersley.

Ben Mike hit some defiant blows, lofting Patel for two straight sixes, but the end was not long delayed as Usman Arshad went leg before on the back foot, David Sayer was bowled by Barker and Mike hold out off Olly Stone.