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    Friday 01 August 2014

    A solid day’s batting by Warwickshire meant that leaders Leicestershire had to be content with a draw in the Second XI Championship game at Ashby Hastings CC.

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Bowlers dominate Seconds opening day

Second XI Friendly: Northants 194 (Arif 4-63, Sheikh 3-53) lead Leicestershire 157-7 (Thornely 39) by 37 runs.

Bowlers were on top on the first day of the three-day Second XI friendly between Northamptonshire and Leicestershire at Finedon Dolben CC.

Usman Arif took 4-63 and Atif Sheikh 3-53 as Leicestershire bowled Northants out for 194. Captain Con de Lange top-scored for the hosts with 52.

County also found batting difficult. The team moved to 157-7 in reply as Michael Thornely top-scored with a patient knock of 39.

James Sykes (15*) offered useful support in a seventh wicket stand that yielded 48 before it was ended in the final over of the day. Angus Robson (17), Harry Bush (16) and Greg Smith (13) also chipped in.

 
 

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