Mark Cosgrove says Leicestershire 'heading in the right direction'

Aadil Ali
Aadil Ali graduated from Leicestershire's academy in 2013

Leicestershire captain Mark Cosgrove says they are "heading in the right direction" after a first home County Championship win since September 2012.

The Foxes secured a three-wicket victory over Derbyshire on Monday.

Cosgrove, 31, told BBC Radio Leicester: "It's awesome to get a win. To get over the line in a game like this shows we are on the right path.

"We believe we're going in the right direction, but if you don't get the wins you question yourself."

Until their victory against East Midlands rivals Derbyshire, Leicestershire had gone 1,060 days without winning at home, with their last triumph at Grace Road coming against Gloucestershire on 14 September 2012.

Batsman Aadil Ali scored 42 runs from 198 balls in only his third first-class game for the county.

Leicestershire head coach Andrew McDonald said that youngster was integral to their victory

"Having a youngster in Aadil Ali apply himself in that way for 198 deliveries is only something he can grow from," said McDonald.

"I'm really proud of the guys and the way they stuck at it and showed great belief that we can win the game."

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