Northants get on top against Leicestershire

LV County Championship Division Two, Grace Road
Close of play, first day: Leicestershire 168, Northants 136-2
Northants 3pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Northants opener Stephen Peters ended day one just 24 short of a ton as his side headed for a first innings lead against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Pace men Lee Daggett (4-35) and David Lucas (4-55) proved the visitors' strikeforce as Leicestershire were bowled out for 168 by tea.

Only Wayne White (54) and Tom New (36), in a sixth-wicket stand of 80, offered any lasting resistance.

Peters then got going with 12 fours in his 76 as Northants closed on 136-2.