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Our record must improve, says de Bruyn

Coach Pierre de Bruyn is determined to improve Leicestershire’s sorry recent record in 50 over cricket, starting in their opening fixture against Lancashire in Manchester on Friday (2pm start).

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Lewis Hill has been named in a 14-man Leicestershire squad. Picture courtesy of Neville Chadwick Photography

Delport set for debut

Cameron Delport is set to make his first-class debut for Leicestershire after the hard-hitting South African was drafted into the Foxes’ squad for tomorrow’s Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan.

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Sunny Patel is the new Kibworth captain

Patel aims for Kibworth to carry on where they left off

Sunny Patel admits he has a tough act to follow as Kibworth captain but insists there are exciting times ahead for the club.

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Mark Cosgrove

Hunt for the title will need steadier form, says Cosgrove

Consistency is the key if Leicestershire are to challenge for promotion from Division Two this season, according to captain Mark Cosgrove.

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Adil Ali, pictured in action for Kibworth, has impressed for Leicestershire in pre-season

Foxes are urged to think big by new head coach

It's time to end the small county mentality.

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Former England star Lydia Greenway will be bringing coaching sessions to Market Harborough

England stars will be on hand to give Harborough's cricket a boost

Market Harborough will be doing their bit to develop the next generation of female cricketers after securing two big-name partnerships with England players.

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Dave Pegg (left) thanks Andrew Sparrow of MDH Sports & Leisure for the backing that has enabled him to go on the England Over-60s tour to Australia

Pegg is off to Australia in a bid to win back the Ashes

Dave Pegg is about to head off to Australia in a bid to regain the Ashes.

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Rob Taylor

Scotland star Taylor aims to bring direction to cricket at Harborough

Market Harborough have appointed Scotland international Rob Taylor as their director of cricket.
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Kibworth captain Matt Craven

Craven eyes even greater success despite Kibworth's 'double treble'

Kibworth captain Matt Craven was a very proud man after his side completed an unprecedented back-to-back treble.

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Kibworth, pictured after their 2015 success, retained the County Cup last weekend

Another treble is just one win away for Kibworth

Kibworth can complete a back-to-back treble when they face Loughborough in the Everards League Cup final on Sunday.

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Dunton Bassett. Back from left: Fahim Zaman, Ollie Wynder, Euan Morris, Matt Weaver, Steve Fisher, Adnan Chowdhury. Front: Tom Holdroyd, Niral Popat, Dax Miller, Luke Miller, James Thomas

Marvellous Miller makes a double hundred for Dunton

Dax Miller was again the inspiration for Dunton Bassett on a record-breaking afternoon in the Everards Leicestershire & Rutland League.

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Delport dreams of the dry

New Leicestershire signing Cameron Delport is desperately hoping the Foxes’ appalling run of luck with the weather changes in time for Friday’s vital NatWest T20 Blast match against the in-form Worcestershire Rapids at the Fischer County Ground.

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The in-form Niall O'Brien is missing for Leicestershire

Delport comes in for Lightning test

Leicestershire Foxes have added hard-hitting South African all-rounder Cameron Delport to their squad as they prepare to take on Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford tomorrow.

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Ben Raine is in good form for Leicestershire

Busy weekend for buoyant Foxes

Leicestershire Foxes go into three consecutive days of one-day cricket, starting with tomorrow’s NatWest T20 Blast match against local rivals Derbyshire Falcons, full of confidence after their comprehensive T20 victory over the Yorkshire Vikings at Headingley last week.

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Andrew McDonald. Picture courtesy of Neville Chadwick Photography

Leicestershire take a ‘significant step’

Director of Elite Performance Andrew MacDonald believes the final day of Leicestershire’s drawn match against Sussex at Hove this week marked what he called “a significant step” in terms of the team moving forward this season.

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Action from Market Harborough against Hinckley. Picture courtesy of Andrew Cooper

Harborough off and running after Hinckley win

Market Harborough collected their first win of the season as they beat Hinckley by 105 runs.

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Joe Gordon

Maintaining the recovery process is Harborough’s aim

Market Harborough skipper Joe Gordon maintains his side will have realistic expectations for the season ahead.

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Taking on the favourites will give Leicestershire a measure

Taking on the favourites will give Leicestershire a measure

Leicestershire director of elite performance Andrew McDonald believes Sussex will provide a measure of how much the Foxes have improved this season when the two counties meet in the County Championship at Hove from Sunday.

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Mark Cosgrove

Better things are to come for Leicestershire, says skipper Cosgrove

It would, says Mark Cosgrove with a smile, be fair to describe his first season as captain of Leicestershire in the county championship as “interesting”.

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Leicestershire’s Raine hopes to turn football misery into cricketing joy

Leicestershire all-rounder Ben Raine is desperate for the county’s first-class season to get underway this Sunday.

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