Foxes to host West Indies

Leicestershire County Cricket Club are looking forward to hosting the West Indies in a two-day match at the Fischer County Ground this Saturday (September 2).

The West Indies have talented players in their squad including Jermaine Blackwood (pictured), who impressed in the first test match with a positive unbeaten 79, captain Jason Holder, and fast bowler Kemar Roach.

The tourists were involved in a terrific second Investec test match with England in Leeds. Shai Hope became the first batsman to record centuries in both innings of a first-class game at Headingley as West Indies won by five wickets.

Saturday’s game will be high quality preparation for both teams; for the West Indies ahead of the third Investec test at Lord’s, and for Leicestershire, who have three Specsavers County Championship fixtures to play in September.

There have been many connections between Leicestershire and the West Indies including Phil Simmons, who was a key part of the County Championship winning sides of 1996 and 1998.  

The all-rounder was rarely out of the action for the Foxes with bat, ball and in the field. He was an inspirational figure who also played for, and coached, the West Indies.