Close of Play

  • Wed, 15 Apr - day 1 - Northamptonshire 1st innings 297/6 (AJ Hall 95*, JJ van der Wath 11*, 96 ov)
  • Thu, 16 Apr - day 2 - no play
  • Fri, 17 Apr - day 3 - Leicestershire 1st innings 150/8 (J Allenby 50*, SJ Cliff 25*, 57 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Apr - day 4 - Leicestershire 2nd innings 174/4 (63 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

County Championship Division Two News

  • ten Doeschate blitz sends Essex up

    Ryan ten Doeschate produced a destructive 59-ball 108 and Mark Pettini played a captain's innings of 85 from 94 deliveries to put Essex back in the top flight for the first time since 2003

  • Nottinghamshire take second place

    Nottinghamshire took second place, and a handsome prize, after victory over Sussex on the final day of the Championship season

  • Northants left to watch and wait

    Northamptonshire completed a crushing win over Leicestershire to move into second place in Division Two, but now have to wait for the result at Derby

  • Last-ditch chase awaits Essex

    Northamptonshire's players will be utilising whatever methods they can to keep tabs on Essex's progress with their promotion fate out of their hands

  • Essex fightback could be too late

    It is looking increasingly unlikely that the successful promotion candidate will come from the County Ground despite Essex enjoying a strong revival

Leics 3rd innings Partnerships

1st16TJ NewMAG Boyce
2nd37HH DippenaarMAG Boyce
3rd41HD AckermanHH Dippenaar
4th10HH DippenaarJJ Cobb
5th70HH DippenaarPA Nixon