Foster leads fightback for Essex

LV= County Championship - Division Two, Grace Road
Essex 248-8
Leicestershire 2pts, Essex 1pt
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James Foster
Foster has been at Essex since 2000

Essex skipper James Foster returned from his two-match suspension to lead his side out of trouble against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Essex were struggling on 115-5 when he joined Ravi Bopara at the crease.

After putting on 54 together, Bopara was bowled for 50, Essex then losing another wicket to slump to 174-7.

But Foster hit 58 not out, staying to the end of a marginally truncated day, backed by Maurice Chambers (30), who went late on as Essex totalled 248-8.

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