Leicestershire v Derbyshire: Mark Footitt's six wickets aid visitors
|LV= County Championship Division Two, Grace Road|
|Close, day one: Leicestershire 311 v Derbyshire 12-0|
|Leicestershire 3 pts, Derbyshire 3 pts|
Mark Footitt's six-wicket haul gave Derbyshire the edge on a topsy-turvy opening day against Leicestershire.
Footitt took 6-65 and Tony Palladino picked up the other four wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 311.
After being reduced to 11-3, Niall O'Brien hit a fine 89 and Josh Cobb and Ben Raine both struck half-centuries, but the hosts lost their last four wickets for 13 runs after O'Brien fell.
Stephen Moore and Paul Borrington then helped Derbyshire to 12-0 at stumps.
Footitt's excellent bowling display came on the day fellow fast bowler Tim Groenewald announced he will leave Derbyshire at the end of the season.
The 30-year-old, who has played 72 first-class matches for Derbyshire and taken 229 wickets, will be allowed to speak to other counties straight away after the club waived their right for 28 days notice.