Matthew is excited to be back in training for Leicestershire County Cricket Club's next match against Northamptonshire.

With the match taking place at Wantage Road on Wednesday 15 May at 11am, the team are preparing for the exciting game.

With more games drawn or won than they have lost, the team are hitting the season hard and with great success.

Matthew is proud that the Leicestershire CCC team are making good progress half-way through their LV=CC match against Kent. Starting on Wednesday 17 April and finishing tomorrow, Saturday 20 April, the team are hoping to keep up their positive game-play and win the game.

Matthew Hoggard is being interviewed for the new issue of the luxury lifestyle publication Aspirational, covering the East Midlands.

He looks ahead to the excitement of the Ashes this summer and relives some moments from his part in the celebrated victory in 2005, one of the most exciting Ashes contests in recent years.

Leicestershire Country Cricket Club's bowlers had great success on the final day of their two-day friendly at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on the 4th and 5th April.

Matthew and his fellow team mate James Sykes both managed to take a pair of wickets on the second day, and the team continued to dominate for the duration of the day.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club is delighted to sign new signings Anthony Ireland and Joe Burns.

The signings will strengthen Leicestershire's side ahead of the preseason friendlies which have recently been announced.

The players have been training hard over the winter and will officially report back for the start of pre-season on Monday March 18.