Leicestershire won the game comfortably. It was a difficult wicket to bat on. So, it was a good toss to win for Leicestershire. Durham batsmen just couldn’t adapt to the dry pitch as wickets fell quite frequently. They ended up being all out on 106 losing by 51 runs. Pick of the bowlers was Ryan Ahmed taking 4 wickets as he bowled smart leg-spin including rightly directed googlies. Spin bowling did the trick for Leicestershire
Leicestershire couldn’t make the most of the toss won as they batted first. They lost their first wicket on the very first ball as there was a mix-up in running and ending up in a run-out With Rishi Patel gave them an early momentum through good attacking shots and then good innings as well from Welch and Mulder. The Foxes were in trouble with the wickets falling at regular intervals. But some cameos and good innings ensured that the Leicestershire bowlers had a respectable score to defend. With a good finish by Mulder, the Foxes posted 157 on the scoreboard.
Although it was a fine bowling effort from the Durham team with Andrew Tye showing his class smartly, including slower ones and taking 5 wickets. The spinners also bowled well to restrict the Foxes to a below par score.
As the Durham batsmen failed despite their good bowling, Leicestershire just won with a cakewalk in the second innings cleaning their batting line up.
st H Swindells b C Parkinson
b C Ackermann