LV= County Championship: Worcestershire draw with Leicestershire

Last Updated: 11/05/13 6:03pm

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Jigar Naik: Took the only wicket of Worcestershire's second innings

Jigar Naik: Took the only wicket of Worcestershire's second innings

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Leicestershire batted through much of the final day as their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Worcestershire petered out into the expected draw.

Having picked up two more bonus points before lunch, they kept Worcestershire in the field until tea before declaring their first innings on 379-8 to leave no chance of a positive result at New Road.

In the 20 overs remaining before the captains shook hands at 4.50pm, the home side made 61-1, nudging into a lead of two runs after Jigar Naik had dismissed Matt Pardoe for 14.

The equivalent of a day's play had been lost because of rain and the scoring rate was pegged at below three an over on a sluggish pitch.

Apart from a brief burst with the new ball, in which Jack Shantry removed overnight century-maker Ned Eckersley (122), Worcestershire mostly relied on their spinners.

When Leicestershire resumed on 229-2, Eckersley added only 14 before he was dismissed by Shantry (2-40), with Ramnaresh Sarwan (79) falling to the same bowler soon afterwards.

Leicestershire nearly ground to a halt as they approached 300 but Matt Boyce secured the extra batting point by taking 10 runs off three balls from Choudhry in the 110th over.

Choudhry, who finished as the pick of the bowlers with 4-111, had his revenge when bowling Boyce behind his legs for 29.

Shiv Thakor was the day's top performer with the bat, hitting four fours and a six in adding an unbeaten 52 to previous scores of 114 against Kent and 75 against Gloucestershire.

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