The Sylvester Joseph led West Indies A team has put up an impressive show in their second domestic match of their England tour against Leicestershire. The homeside got bundled out for just 205 inside 80 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first in this three-day match played at Grace Road, Leicester. The visitors were made to toil hard against a century stand for the 2nd wicket between Jim Allenby and wicket keeper batsman Tom New, but once Ryan Hinds, the left arm spinner gave the breakthrough, it was all West Indies A in the day’s play. Leicestershire collapsed from 110 for 2 to 205 all out. Jamaican fast bowler Andrew Richardson was the most successful bowler along with former West Indies off spinner Omari Banks with the two taking three wickets each. Fast bowler Richard Kelly and Ryan Hinds took a couple of wickets each and for Leicestershire, Tom New top scored with 59. In reply, West Indies ‘A’ batted out the remaining 17 overs of the first day’s play without losing a wicket and they remain at a solid 58 for no loss.
Brief Scores : Leicestershire 205 (Tom New 59 Jim Allenby 46 Claude Henderson 34, Omari Banks 3/36 Andrew Richardson 3/54 Richard Kelly 2/21 Ryan Hinds 2/40) Vs West Indies ‘A’ 58/0 (Devon Smith 27* Lendl Simmons 22*)