Hoggard return is boost for Leicestershire

Leicestershire will be boosted by the return of captain Matthew Hoggard after six weeks out with a wrist injury for their trip to Colwyn Bay to face Glamorgan in the LV County Championship on Wednesday August 17.

Hoggard sustained his injury hitting a punchball in training before the Friends Life t20 match against Northamptonshire in early July and he had to sit out their quarter-final victory over Kent.

But the former England swing bowler has recovered in time to prove his fitness ahead of the semi-final meeting with Lancashire on finals day on August 27.

Hoggard will regain the captaincy from Andrew McDonald who will miss the Glamorgan match while Leicestershire assess the knee injury he sustained bowling in the Clydesdale Bank 40 defeat by Durham at Chester-le-Street on August 14.

The inclusion of former Kent wicketkeeper Paul Dixey in the side at Colwyn Bay suggests that Tom New’s days with Leicestershire may be numbered.

New has a year remaining on his contract at Grace Road but it is understood that Leicestershire may be willing to allow him to talk to other counties before then.

The former England Under-19 international has been given plenty of opportunities over the past two seasons, with Paul Nixon selected as a specialist batsman in Championship cricket, but has now been left out.

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