The result is not of immediate significance to the Tigers who are 11 points clear of second-placed Wasps, but it does confirm Bath in exulted company, in fourth place, four points ahead of Gloucester though the Falcons could fly past them.
Bath, like all clubs suffering from players injured and on international duty, lost Michael Lipman after just four minutes when he suffered a leg injury at a maul. He was taken to hospital where the leg was found to be broken.
Chris Malone, Bath's flyhalf with the unerring boot, started the scoring with a penalty goal half way through the first half. The Tigers then struck with two quick scores – a dropped goal by Austin Healey and a penalty by Andy Goode. On half-time Malone goaled his second penalty goal.
Henry Tuilagi came close to scoring a try. He went over but was brought back because the pass to him was forward. Laster Louis Deacon bashed his way close to the Bath line. It just was not a day for scoring tries, as ten thousand brave fans watched.
That was the last of the scoring.
For Bath:Pens: Malone 2
For Leicester:Pen: GoodeDrop: Healey
Bath: 15 Matt Perry, 14 Andy Williams, 13 Andrew Higgins, 12 Alex Crockett, 11 Joe Maddock, 10 Chris Malone, 9 Nick Walshe, 8 Zak Feaunati, 7 Michael Lipman, 6 Andy Beattie (captain), 5 Rob Fidler, 4 James Hudson, 3 Duncan Bell, 2 Lee Mears, 1 Matt Stevens Replacements: 16 Jonathan Humphreys, 17 Chris Loader, 18 James Scaysbrook, 19 Geraint Lewis, 20 Martyn Wood, 21 Nick Abendanon, 22 Tom Cheeseman
Leicester Tigers: 15 Sam Vesty, 14 John Holtby, 13 Ollie Smith, 12 Daryl Gibson, 11 Austin Healey, 10 Andy Goode , 9 Scott Bemand, 8 Will Johnson, 7 Neil Back, 6 Henry Tuilagi, 5 Louis Deacon, 4 Martin Johnson, 3 Darren Morris, 2 George Chuter, 1 Michael Holford.Replacements: 16 Ephram Taukafa, 17 John Rawson, 18 Brett Deacon, 19 Daniel Montagu, 20 Luke Abraham, 21 Leon Lloyd, 22 Andy Tuilagi.
Referee: David RoseTouch judges: Paul Emerson, Ashley ReayAssessor: Paul Bridgman