Warwickshire 2nd XI 234 (58.0 overs) and 455-9 dec (97.0 overs)

Leicestershire 2nd XI 495-9 dec. (127.5 overs)

Match drawn. Warwickshire 8 points. Leicestershire 13 points

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Day 1

Leicestershire invited Warwickshire to bat first in the latest Championship match and found the opening partnership of Umeed and Westwood in attacking mood with 50 runs on the board in the 15th over, when Umeed was undone by the experienced pairing of Shreck and wicket-keeper Horton for thirty from forty six deliveries.

Westwood then took command, dominating a partnership of 80 for the second wicket with Banks, scoring 62 of the runs, until he was next to go for 77.

His wicket heralded a collapse that saw Warwickshire lose their last eight wickets for one hundred and four with Banks 31, Mellor 25 and Brookes 20 top scoring.

For Leicestershire Shrek was their most successful bowler with 4-54 while Manthorpe and Fazackerley each took two wickets, as the Warwickshire innings closed in 58 overs for 234.

With 44 overs remaining in the day, Leicestershire’s opening pair of Horton and Swindells took full advantage, with a century partnership, broken by Panayi when Swindles was caught by Mellor for 43.

In full flow, Horton completed his century closing the day unbeaten on 117 with Cross 6* having already added 53 for the second wicket of which Horton made 45, with Leicestershire 171-1, trailing by 63 with nine first innings wickets in hand.

Day 2

Resuming his innings on the second morning, Horton dominated the day’s play, to record a massive unbeaten 277 from 368 balls with thirty seven boundaries as Leicestershire added 324 runs from 83.5 overs in the day, finally declaring on 495-9 holding a first innings lead of 261.

Horton was supported in particular by Parkinson 46, Fazackerley 36 and Shrek 24 while there were two wickets apiece for Singh 2-90, Lamb 2-31 and Umeed 2-51.

There was time for 18 overs before stumps, by when Westwood 54* and Umeed 47* had completed their unbroken century opening partnership, whilst reducing the arrears to 152 with all ten second innings wickets in hand.

Day 3

Umeed and Westwood took their partnership on to 151 on the final day before Manthorpe bowled Westwood for 84 of which 72 had come in boundaries.

Umeed and Banks then added 232 for the second wicket, with Banks making 82, while his partner Umeed completed his century and powered on towards a double as the first innings deficit was wiped out and a healthy lead established.

Umeed was finally dismissed for 203, having batted for over 330 minutes and having helped give Warwickshire a lead of 158 when out.

Umeed’s wicket brought a late flurry of success for the Leicestershire bowlers as Warwickshire slid from 410-2 to 455-9 ahead of the match closing as a draw.