County Championship: Robson hits hundred against Essex
|LV= County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford (day two)|
|Essex 166 & 43-2|
|Leicestershire 280: Robson 120, Napier 3-62|
|Essex trail by 71 runs with eight second innings wickets standing|
|Leicestershire 5 pts, Essex 3 pts|
Angus Robson hit his first hundred of the season to anchor Leicestershire's first innings against Essex.
The opener hit 15 fours in his 120 but most of his team-mates struggled at Chelmsford against a bowling attack led by Graham Napier (3-62).
Robson put on a partnership of 74 with Clint McKay (45) before he edged a new-ball delivery from Jesse Ryder to first slip as the visitors made 280.
Essex lost both openers in response to finish on 43-2, still 71 behind.
|Napier reaches a milestone|
|Graham Napier reached 400 first-class wickets in his 156th match when Ben Raine was caught at slip by Nick Browne.|
Earlier, Leicestershire lost Matthew Boyce and Mark Cosgrove to James Porter (3-69) and Ned Eckersley to Ryder before Napier struck in quick succession to leave them 170-6.
McKay's efforts to then support Robson, the only person to pass 50 in the match, were important in giving Leicestershire the momentum and a first-innings lead of 114, before the bowlers pushed home their advantage.
Leicestershire are without a Championship win since the final match of the 2012 season, having gone 37 matches without a victory,