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Joseph and Sykes given early Leicestershire chance

Leicestershire have included new recruits Robbie Joseph and James Sykes in their squad for their pre-season tour to Barbados. Slow left-armer Sykes, who will be 20 next month, has joined Leicestershire’s staff full time having graduated from the Grace Road academy. … Continue reading

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Whitticase opts for Barbados for Leics pre-season

Leicestershire will join their Midlands rivals Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire in Barbados for a pre-season trip to the Caribbean island in March. Leicestershire will spend 11 days on the island ahead of the new domestic season where they will play a … Continue reading

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Smith goes back to Grace Road as new batting coach

Former Leicestershire batsman Ben Smith is to return to Grace Road, after a ten-year absence, as the county’s new batting coach. Smith, currently Worcestershire’s batting coach, will move back across the Midlands in the New Year to take up the … Continue reading

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Leicestershire run the rule over paceman Joseph

Leicestershire are running the rule over pace bowler Robbie Joseph who was released by Kent at the end of last season. The 29-year-old English-qualified Antiguan will spend the winter at Grace Road working with Leicestershire’s home-based players and also the … Continue reading

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Youthful trio’s services secured by Leicestershire

Leicestershire have secured the services of Rob Taylor, Ned Eckersley and Paul Dixey, three players who made first team breakthroughs last season. All-rounder Taylor, who is still studying at Loughborough University, has signed a summer contract for 2012 with wicketkeeper-batsman … Continue reading

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Razzaq signs new T20 deal with Leicestershire

Leicestershire have re-signed Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq for their defence of the Friends Life t20 title next season. Razzaq won the competition for the second consecutive season having been part of Hampshire’s triumphant side in 2010 and has rejected offers … Continue reading

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Whitticase keen to sign up Loughborough’s Taylor

Leicestershire are expected to offer Loughborough University batsman Rob Taylor a contract after an impressive start to his county career. Taylor made a century for his university against Leicestershire in a first-class match earlier in the season and a half-century … Continue reading

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McDonald and Henderson available for Champions League

Leicestershire, the new Friends Life t20 champions, will have Australia all-rounder Andrew McDonald and former South Africa slow left armer Claude Henderson available to play for them in next month’s Champions League qualifying tournament in Hyderabad. McDonald is under contract … Continue reading

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Nixon optimistic of winning fitness battle

Leicestershire expect former England one-day international batsman Paul Nixon to be fit to face Glamorgan in the County Championship second division opener against Glamorgan at Grace Road, starting on April 8. Nixon underwent surgery on a knee cartilage injury, which … Continue reading

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Benning in line for surprise Leics recall

James Benning could be set for a surprise return to action with Leicestershire less than six months after being released by the county. The 27-year-old former Surrey all-rounder is back on trial at Grace Road and could be a surprise … Continue reading

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