@StaggerBreaths Afraid I am on half day off as Leeds council have given me 24 hours to cut back a hedge protruding over a footpath about to be tarmacked for no good reason othere than the fact the MP lives up the street!
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Controversy at Worcester
Leicestershire's victory push was held up by a moment of controversy on the final afternoon of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Worcestershire at New Road.
The Foxes thought they had claimed a fifth wicket when Joe Clarke was given out lbw by umpire Jeremy Lloyds on 31 with the total on 147 in pursuit of a 366 target in 75 overs.
Clarke walked off, although he appeared unhappy at his dismissal, but after Lloyds and fellow umpire Graham Lloyd conferred the England Lions player was recalled to the middle.
Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove was clearly unhappy and remonstrated with the umpires but Clarke continued his innings.
Worcestershire had been reduced to 73-4 with Clint McKay and Charlie Shreck picking up two wickets apiece as Daryl Mitchell, Brett D'Oliveira, Tom Fell and Tom Kohler-Cadmore were dismissed in an eight over spell after lunch.
But, either side of Clarke's recall, the fifth wicket stand with Ross Whiteley added an unbroken 97 to steer Worcestershire to 170-4 by tea.
Cosgrove (148) and Paul Horton (117 not out) scored centuries and rewrote the record books as Leicestershire set Worcestershire a 366 target.
The pair created a new third wicket record for Leicestershire in matches against Worcestershire by adding 264 in 57.3 overs before skipper Cosgrove declared at 307-3 after his dismissal for 148.
It surpassed the previous best stand of 194 by Chris Balderstone and Brian Davison at Grace Road in 1975.