Northants v Leicestershire: Peters and O'Brien put Northants in charge

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Northampton
Close, day three: Northants 399 and 211-3, Leicestershire 299
Northants 6pts, Leics 5pts
Match scorecard

Half-centuries from openers Stephen Peters and Niall O'Brien helped Northants build up a considerable lead over Leicestershire on day three.

Resuming on 187-6, Shiv Thakor (61) and Claude Henderson (56) helped the visitors reach 299.

But, with Leicestershire still 100 runs behind, openers Peters and O'Brien put on a century partnership for the first wicket to put the hosts in charge.

Northants then went on to reach 211-3 at close, 311 runs ahead.

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