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Day 4 of 4
Hampshire win by 180 runs

Leics vs Hants

LV= County Championship: Winless Leicestershire end season with Hampshire loss

Matthew Hoggard: Leicestershire seamer walks off at Grace Road for final time in first-class career

Matthew Hoggard's first-class career ended in defeat as Hampshire manufactured a 180-run victory over Leicestershire on the final day at Grace Road.

Veteran pace bowler Hoggard was left stranded on three not out on his final county appearance with Leicestershire bowled out for 184 in pursuit of a contrived 365 target.

Hampshire declared on a first-innings 364-2 and both sides forfeited an innings to generate a result after rain wreaked havoc with the first three days.

The move backfired badly on Leicester, though, who were 111-6 at lunch before being bundled out shortly after the interval.

Matt Coles claimed 5-75 for his new county while fellow seamer James Tomlinson chipped in with 4-60.

Number eight Tom Wells comfortably top-scored for Leicestershire, who failed to register a single win during the Division Two campaign, on 82.

Match Details

17th - 20th Sep 2013
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Grace Road, Leicester
M J D Bodenham, M A Gough


Batsman R
G.P. Smith b Tomlinson 9
A.J. Robson c Ervine b Coles 1
E.J.H. Eckersley b Coles 4
M.A. Thornely lbw Tomlinson 0
N.J. O'Brien c Adams b Brathwaite 25
S.J. Thakor c Ervine b Coles 8
B.A. Raine b Coles 4
T.J. Wells b Coles 82
J.S. Sykes c Terry b Tomlinson 24
A.C.F. Wyatt c Terry b Tomlinson 10
M.J. Hoggard Not out 3
Extras 5w, 5b, 4lb 14
Total All Out, 43.2 Overs 184
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
J.A. Tomlinson 15.2 5 60 4
M.T. Coles 17 3 75 5
S.M. Ervine 6 0 20 0
R.M.R. Brathwaite 5 2 20 1
Full Bowling Card