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Fixation: Leicestershire vs. Gloucestershire
Location: Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester
Appointment: Thursday June 3, 2021 – Sunday June 6, 2021
Start time: 11am
What is the truth ?
Leicestershire are now 10 points ahead of the bottom of Group Two after beating Middlesex by five wickets this weekend, their first victory of this year’s campaign.
Gloucestershire narrowly lead the group but enter the game after a beating from third-placed Surrey by one set and 47 points, which ended their unbeaten streak.
There are only six more points separating the top three teams in group two.
Who is in good shape?
Miles Hammond scored 77 in Gloucestershire’s opening innings against Surrey and has 122 points in three games with an average of 61.
Leicestershire had a huge second round in the eighth round, with Australia international Marcus Harris (185) and captain Colin Ackermann (126 *) scoring centuries.
Callum Parkinson sealed the five-wicket victory and remains in excellent contact with the ball in 2021.
Last five first class matches (most recent first)
First-class one-on-one record
Total number of matches: 132
Leicestershire wins: 37
Gloucestershire wins: 59
Prize draws: 36
What are the team’s news?
Leicestershire: Naturally, coach Paul Nixon named an unchanged 14-member squad for the win over Middlesex.
Team: Colin Ackermann (C), Hassan Azad, Ed Barnes, Will Davis, Alex Evans, Sam Evans, Gavin Griffiths, Marcus Harris, Lewis Hill, Ben Mike, Callum Parkinson, Rishi Patel, Harry Swindells (week), Chris Wright.
Gloucestershire: Kraigg Brathwaite leaves for the West Indies but is replaced by New Zealander Glenn Phillips, who is preparing for his first appearance for Gloucestershire.
Jonathan Tattersall has extended his loan and will continue to take the gloves in the absence of James Bracey, who is on duty in England.
Team: Chris Dent (c), Miles Hammond, Glenn Phillips, Tom Lace, Ryan Higgins, Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Tattersall (week), Tom Smith, David Payne, Josh Shaw, Daniel Worrall, George Scott and Dominic Goodman
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Latest from Gloucestershire: Click here
Who Said What?
After securing his first victory of the season against a besieged Middlesex, Paul Nixon challenged Leicestershire to back that success against an impressive Gloucestershire outfit.
“A solid performance, I was really happy with the last game,” he said. “As the game progressed we got better. We started badly, we let Middlesex have too much on this pitch.
“We’re building a lot of momentum and confidence for the next game. You put that to bed but you have to win to feel it. It relaxes you, the squad is relaxed and we come back even stronger for Gloucestershire.
“It’s about going back to back, which is huge. We have to make sure we learn from that.”
What’s the weather like?
The weekend promises to be hot and dry with sunny intervals for the most part. Light clouds are expected on Sunday but highs of 21 degrees Celsius while Thursday is the hottest day with highs of 23.
Keep up to date with the MetOffice’s rolling predictions for Leicester: Click here
How to follow the match?
TV / stream: Information to come.
All LV = County Championship matches are also available through the central ECB hub: Click here
Matches can also be viewed on mobile via the BCE app.
Radio: Local BBC radio and the BBC Sport website will broadcast bullet-by-bullet radio commentary of the match.
Digital: The cricketer will broadcast live scoreboards and daily updates from every game of the LV = County Championship in 2021, along with the latest breaking county news and exclusive features. Visit our County center for more.
Go to the game?
A limited number of tickets are available to a maximum of two per person.
Click here to visit the Leicestershire ticket office.
By car: Uptonsteel County land is approximately three miles from junction 21 of the M69 / M1.
For GPS, postcode LE2 8EB will send you to the main entrance on Curzon Road.
Car park: The on-site car parks cannot be opened to the public for the Leicestershire clash with Middlesex, as the pitch has been specifically set up to adhere to government and ECB advice regarding Covid safe practices.
Leicestershire offers free parking at the Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium (LE2 7NQ), a 10-15 minute walk from the grounds. This car park is not guarded and cars will be parked there at the owner’s own risk.
By bus: To explore local bus options and plan your trip, Click here.
By train: Uptonsteel County Land is approximately two miles from Leicester Station.
Regular services run to Leicester from London St Pancras, the East Midlands and Yorkshire, serving Market Harborough, Leicester and Loughborough. They are operated by East Midlands Railway.
Long-distance trains operate between Birmingham New Street and Leicester, via Hinckley, Narborough and South Wigston, and between Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport, via Leicester and Melton Mowbray.
Despite Leicestershire’s victory over Middlesex last time and Gloucestershire’s loss to Surrey, the away team remain at the top of the group and a return to victory for Chris Dent’s side may be the result. more likely.
OTHER PREVIEWS OF THE NINE ROUND
Derbyshire vs. Warwickshire
Essex v Nottinghamshire
Worcestershire vs. Durham
Somerset vs. Hampshire
Glamorgan vs. Lancashire
Kent vs. Northamptonshire
Yorkshire vs. Sussex
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