- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRb Buck15626840222058.20c Smith b Freckingham501261494139.68c Thornely b Raine1440482035.00c Smith b Sykes56627210090.32c †O'Brien b Sykes46941098048.93st †O'Brien b Eckersley4453616083.01c Smith b Eckersley23172040135.29not out3031304196.77not out26110033.33Extras32 (b 1, lb 15, nb 14, w 2)TOTAL453/7d (115 Overs, RR: 3.93)Fall of wickets: 1-137 (Luis Reece, 35.4 ov), 2-163 (Ashwell Prince, 49.3 ov), 3-236 (Simon Katich, 68.5 ov), 4-343 (Andrea Agathangelou, 96.1 ov), 5-363 (Paul Horton, 101.2 ov), 6-401 (Tom Smith, 105.6 ov), 7-434 (Luke Procter, 111.1 ov)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Agathangelou b Newby914182064.28b Newby037000.00c †Davies b Hogg427300014.81c Smith b Hogg36761095047.36c Smith b Kerrigan63981379064.28c Reece b Kerrigan381141268033.33c Reece b Kerrigan721621798144.44c Agathangelou b Hogg4345635195.55c Prince b Smith3454666062.96lbw b Smith810122080.00not out1522191168.18Extras7 (lb 6, w 1)TOTAL329 all out (104.1 Overs, RR: 3.15)Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Greg Smith, 1.3 ov), 2-10 (Angus Robson, 3.6 ov), 3-14 (Ned Eckersley, 8.3 ov), 4-87 (Michael Thornely, 30.4 ov), 5-123 (Niall O'Brien, 43.2 ov), 6-184 (Matthew Boyce, 69.5 ov), 7-253 (Tom Wells, 86.2 ov), 8-285 (Ben Raine, 95.3 ov), 9-304 (Ollie Freckingham, 98.5 ov), 10-329 (James Sykes, 104.1 ov)
Hours of play (local time)
- Wed, 11 Sep - day 1 - Lancashire 1st innings 92/0 (PJ Horton 42*, LM Reece 31*, 21 ov)
- Thu, 12 Sep - day 2 - Lancashire 1st innings 344/4 (PJ Horton 150*, LA Procter 1*, 97 ov)
- Fri, 13 Sep - day 3 - Leicestershire 1st innings 60/3 (MA Thornely 23*, NJ O'Brien 23*, 22 ov)
- Sat, 14 Sep - day 4 - Leicestershire 1st innings 329 (104.1 ov) - end of match
- Lancashire 1st innings
- PJ Horton 100 off 193 balls in 278 minutes, 16x4
Lancashire may not have achieved promotion in the style they would have liked, but the hour-long wait to confirm their success completes a remarkable turnaround of fortunes
Manchester's infamous rain may have delayed Lancashire's promotion celebrations but Simon Katich departs for a brighter climate this weekend content he has fully contributed to their successful return to Division One.
Sidelined for six matches during a key phase in Lancashire's promotion push, Paul Horton been prolific since his comeback and may now have played the innings that all but secures their return to Division One.
Lancashire may have undergone a makeover of their Championship line-up but coach Peter Moores is confident their decision to blood more players will make them more competitive in Division One next summer.
|1st||9||GP Smith||AJ Robson|
|2nd||1||EJH Eckersley||AJ Robson|
|3rd||4||MA Thornely||EJH Eckersley|
|4th||73||NJ O'Brien||MA Thornely|
|5th||36||NJ O'Brien||MAG Boyce|
|6th||61||MAG Boyce||BA Raine|
|7th||69||BA Raine||TJ Wells|
|8th||32||JS Sykes||BA Raine|
|9th||19||JS Sykes||OH Freckingham|
|10th||25||NL Buck||JS Sykes|