2013 was an awful season for Leicestershire County Cricket Club. They finished stone-dead last in LVCC Division 2 without winning a single game, and the stats do not make for good viewing for fans of the county.
What will be most disappointing for the county is the performance’s of their top order batsmen. Josh Cobb, Greg Smith and Michael Thornely all averaged under 25.
The overseas players didn’t make the contribution they were expected to either. Ramnaresh Sarwan (a man with 5000 Test runs) was occupied with the West Indies in the summer and couldn’t play enough games to impact on his teams season. Joe Burns (one of Australia’s young talents) only played five LVCC games due to a hip injury which forced him back to Australia for minor surgery.
Only Ned Eckersley managed to break the 1000 run milestone for The Foxes and without his efforts, the season’s results would look even more embarrassing. Another bright spark was the home-grown talent that is Shiv Thakor, who scored 671 runs at an average of 31.95 and managed to make an impression with the experts.
Here is a chart depicting the leading run scorers for Leicestershire last season: https://infogr.am/leicestershires-first-class-batting-summary—2013?src=web
Full season statistics can be found here: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/averages/batting_bowling_by_team.html?id=7906;team=1184;type=tournament