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  • Richard wins top broadcasting honour

    Friday 21 November 2014

    Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce that Richard Rae won the Christopher Martin-Jenkins County Broadcaster of the Year award at the ECB Business of Cricket Conference and Awards event last night.

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O'Brien posts hundred for Ireland

Niall O’Brien played a key role as Ireland posted their record score of 589-7 declared against United Arab Emirates.

O’Brien made a fine 126 from 234 balls batting at number four. The innings contained ten fours and a six.

The Leicestershire batsman anchored stands of 181with fellow centurion Ed Joyce (155) for the third wicket and 126 with fellow wicket-keeper Gary Wilson (84) for the fourth.

UAE closed on 56-1 in Sharjah at the halfway point of the match with Tim Murtagh taking the wicket.

Scotland are on the brink of defeat after another day of struggle against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.

Afghanistan moved to 275 in their first innings to claim a lead of 150. Josh Davey claimed 4-53 while Rob Taylor ended with figures of 21-7-58-1.

But Scotland slipped to 144-9 by stumps, with Taylor dismissed for four after top-scoring with 48* in the first innings. Kyle Coetzer top-scored with 57 while Izatullah Dawlatzai picked up his second five-wicket haul of the game. The pace bowler's figures of 5-37 took his match tally to 11 wickets.

* UAE moved to 302-6 by stumps on day three of the game in Sharjah. Scotland only added a further run in their fixture so Afghanistan wrapped up victory by an innings and five runs.


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