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Leeds/Bradford MCCU record famous Leicestershire win Published: 26 April 2013

Leeds/Bradford MCCU record famous Leicestershire win

Leeds/Bradford MCCU have recorded a brilliant victory over Leicestershire - their first ever in a first-class fixture.

The students beat their professional opponents by a convincing 102 runs, with captain Luis Reece the star performer, collecting 4/28 as Leicestershire were bowled out for just 135 on the final day.

It capped a remarkable individual performance from Reece, who made an unbeaten 114 in his side's second innings - including a last wicket partnership of 73 with Ivan Thomas.

James Lee also recorded his second five-wicket haul of the summer in the first innings, taking figures of 5/43.

Leeds/Bradford MCCU Head Coach, Andrew Lawson, described himself as "over the moon" at an excellent team performance - and singled out Reece in particular for praise.

"It was a special knock," he said.

"The partnership for the 10th wicket was so important as it really gave us something to bowl at and we were excellent with the ball, chipping away all through the innings.

"It was a great performance."

The win was Leeds/Bradford's third against a first-class county and second in successive years, after their win over Sussex last summer in a non-first-class match.

They were only awarded first-class status in 2012 after a shake-up of the MCCUs' early season fixtures against the county teams, and the win comes in just their fourth first-class match.


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