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Day 4 of 4
Match Drawn

Hants vs Leics

Division Two: Weather denies Hampshire at Ageas Bowl

Ned Eckersley: Happy to be left on 99no

Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs (2-32)

Rain denied Hampshire the chance of victory in their Division Two opener against Leicestershire at the Ageas Bowl.

The entire fourth day's play was wiped out by the terrible weather, as well as much of the third day, allowing the Foxes to somehow escape with a share of the spoils after being asked to follow on.

After Hampshire declared on 454-7 on Thursday, Leicestershire were skittled out for 143 by the end of the day.

They limped to 182-5 on a rain-affected third day with Ned Eckersley holding up the hosts with a superb 99no.

Danny Briggs (2-32) was looking dangerous with the pitch taking some turn but Saturday's wash-out denied the left-armer the chance to add to his tally.

Eckersley will not be too disappointed to have missed out on what would have been his third first-class century, with rain ensuring not a ball was bowled.

Hampshire's dominance saw them come away with 11 points, the Foxes taking five.

Match Details

10th - 13th Apr 2013
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bowl.
The Ageas Bowl
G Sharp and N L Bainton


Batsman R
M.A. Thornely lbw b Ervine 12
O'Brien c Vince b Wood 17
Eckersley not out 99
Sarwan c Carberry b Tomlinson 3
J.J. Cobb c Vince b Briggs 7
Boyce c Wood b Briggs 30
S.J. Thakor not out 5
Extras 6nb, 3lb 9
Total 74.0 Overs 182 - 5
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Tomlinson 18 9 34 1
Balcombe 18 5 45 0
Ervine 10 0 48 1
Wood 14 9 18 1
Briggs 14 4 34 2
Full Bowling Card