County Championship: Worcestershire wrap up innings win over Leicestershire

Matthew Waite

Matthew Waite has made a quick impression since joining Worcestershire on loan from Yorkshire
LV= County Championship Division Two, New Road (day three)
Leicestershire 148 & 170: Hill 50; Waite 4-35, Pennington 3-30
Worcestershire 577-6d: Azhar 225, Haynes 127, D’Oliveira 54, Cox 52*; Mulder 4-125
Worcestershire (24 pts) beat Leicestershire (1 pt) by an innings and 259 runs
Match scorecard

Worcestershire overwhelmed Leicestershire by an innings and 259 runs with more than a day to spare in their County Championship Division Two match at New Road.

The home side collected a maximum haul of 24 points to secure their second Championship victory of the campaign.

They established a first-innings lead of 429 after plundering 120 from 20 overs before this morning’s declaration half an hour before lunch on 577-6 – their highest ever total against the Foxes.

Then some fiery bowling from Dillon Pennington, a career Championship best return of 4-35 from loan signing Matthew Waite and a series of superb…