|LV County Championship Division Two, Northampton|
|Close, day two: Leicestershire 313 &52-0, Northants 312|
|Northants 6pts, Leics 6pts|
Alex Wakely made his best score of the season as Northants responded well to Leicestershire's 313 at Wantage Road.
Resuming on 32-0, Wakely made 98, backed by Chaminda Vaas (46) and James Middlebrook (42), as Northants were bowled out for 312.
Andrew McDonald followed up his first-day 164 with 3-51, while Wayne White also took three wickets.
Matt Boyce then hit an unbeaten 36 as Leicestershire reached the close on 52-0 second time around, a lead of 53.
Wakely completed his half-century off 92 balls but fell two runs short of a ton when McDonald got through his defences and removed his leg stump, ending a partnership of 96 for the seventh wicket with Vaas.