Joe Leach
Joe Leach scalped 4 wickets and conceded only 10 runs © Getty Images

Worcestershire bowled out Leicestershire for 43 in a County Championship Division Two match at Grace Road on Tuesday. Playing at home, Leicestershire had put up 316 (Paul Horton, Angus Robson and Neil Dexter all got fifties, while Mark Pettini scored 49). They even secured a 42-run lead. But the new-ball pair of Matt Henry (4 for 27) and Joe Leach (4 for 10) bowled unchanged for 25, skittling out Leicestershire for a paltry 43. Niall O’Brien (17) scored a chunk of the runs, Pettini (7) being the second-highest scorer of the innings. Once that was done, they proceeded to knock of the 86-run target inside 16 overs, winning comfortably by 7 wickets. Read: When 10 players took catches in a First-Class innings

Lowest scores by any side against Worcestershire

Score Team Venue Season
30 Hampshire New Road 1903
31 Hampshire Bournemouth 1965
43 Leicestershire Grace Road 2016
47 Sussex New Road 1903
49 Oxford New Road 1937

Leicestershire, of course, has had a rather illustrious track record when it comes to low scores. They have scored less than 43 as many as twenty times (along with two 43s), but since World War II things have not been as bad. In fact, this has been their second-lowest score since 1968. Earlier, in 2011, they were bowled out for 34 by Essex.

Lowest scores by Leicestershire against any side

Score Against Venue Season
33 Glamorgan Ebbw Vale 1965
34 Essex Southend-on-Sea 2011
36 Derbyshire Loughborough 1965
37 Lancashire Grace Road 1960
40 Sussex Hove 1960
40 Glamorgan Grace Road 1965
42 Sussex Grace Road 1960
43 Northamptonshire Peterborough 1968
43 Worcestershire Grace Road 2016

Note: Leicestershire’s previous lowest score against Worcestershire was 52, at New Road in 1965. At home, their lowest against Worcestershire was 70, at Aylestone Road in 1912.