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Leicestershire captain Matthew Hoggard misses gutsy display against Derbyshire due to surgery on a broken finger.

The pace bowler suffered the injury to the little finger of his left hand when taking a catch in their opening Championship game against Glamorgan.

Leicestershire will take on Derbyshire at The County Ground, Derby, 11:00 am on 19th April.

Having made an impressive start to their LV County Championships by beating Glamorgan CC on 5th of April, Matthew Hoggard's side will be hoping to make it 2 wins out of 2 when they take on local rivals Derbyshire on Thursday.

Former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard is hoped to be on hand to help officially open a new training facility at Lutterworth Cricket Club on Friday, April 13.

Matthew Hoggard's Leicestershire will face Glamorgan at Grace Road on Thursday 5th April as this year's LV County Championships get underway.

Other opening fixtures include Derbyshire against Northants and Championship holders Lancashire against coach Peter Moores' former side Sussex at Aigburth on 12 April.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club enjoyed a run to the semi final of the Barbados T20 Cup but unfortunately went out following a 58-run semi-final defeat to Warwickshire Bears. Hoggard missed the semi final, and was replaced by Wayne White as captain.

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