Cricket: 50 minutes enough for Leicestershire

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LEICESTERSHIRE needed a mere 50 minutes to complete the formalities against Somerset at Weston-super-Mare yesterday, winning by an innings and 15 runs to take 23 points.

Somerset's last-wicket pair, Graham Rose and Neil Mallender, prolonged the resistance. Rose struck the ball cleanly when Somerset resumed on 151 for 9, still needing 57 to make Leicestershire bat again. He hit eight fours in a bright knock of 40 before he fell to left-arm seamer Alan Mullally, who had him caught at slip by David Millns. The most significant part of the match was the bowling of Millns, who confirmed his recovery from an achilles tendon injury with figures of 5 for 78.