Batsmen leave Northants in charge over Leicestershire

LV County Championship Division Two, Grace Road
Close, day two: Leicestershire 168 & 27-2, Northants 371-9 dec
Northants 6pts, Leics 2pts
Match scorecard

David Lucas, Alex Wakely and Lee Daggett hit half-centuries as Northants batted themselves into a position of strength against Leicestershire.

Stephen Peters, 76 not out overnight, fell four short of a century after Northants resumed day two on 136-2.

But Lucas (60) and Daggett (50 not out) made career-best scores, while Wakely top-scored with 62 as his side declared on 371-9.

Leicestershire were 27-2 second time around at stumps, still 176 behind.

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