Glamorgan v Leicestershire: Angus Robson stars in Foxes fight back

Cricket
LV= County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium
Close, day three: Glamorgan 350-8, Leicestershire 109 & 168-3
Glamorgan 7 pts, Leicestershire 2 pts
Match scorecard

Leicestershire batsman Angus Robson scored his fourth half-century of the season as day three of their match at Glamorgan was disrupted by rain.

After resuming on 6-1 the Foxes lost nightwatchman Jigar Naik, bowled by Tom Helm on 15, in the day's sixth over.

Robson (72 not out) and Ned Eckersley (68) then put on a stand of 129 for the third wicket before the latter was caught off the bowling of Dean Cosker.

The wet weather meant only 46.4 overs were bowled at the Swalec Stadium.

Ramnaresh Sarwan (seven not out) will join Robson in the middle on day four as the 22-year-old goes in search of his first ton of 2014.

BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae:

"There will be a sense of real relief among the Leicestershire supporters because although the Foxes still have plenty to do to save the game - they are still 73 behind with seven wickets remaining - they are showing the spirit and technique which has characterised most of their early season performances.

"While Angus Robson and Ned Eckersley both gave one sharp chance, they played with real application on a pitch much improved for Monday's sunshine.

"Eckersley was furious with himself after getting himself out on 68 - if he'd gone through with the full-blooded off-drive at Dean Cosker which he originally intended he'd have undoubtedly cleared Michael Hogan at deepish mid-off - but Robson has now passed 50 for the fourth time this season.

"The 22-year-old Sydney-born batsman, brother of Middlesex opener Sam, has yet to go on and pass three figures in first-class cricket and he will be absolutely determined to do so when - or given the weather, perhaps 'if' would be a more appropriate word - play resumes tomorrow."

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