Northants v Leicestershire: Peters and O'Brien put Northants in charge
|County Championship Division Two, Northampton|
|Close, day three: Northants 399 and 211-3, Leicestershire 299|
|Northants 6pts, Leics 5pts|
Half-centuries from openers Stephen Peters and Niall O'Brien helped Northants build up a considerable lead over Leicestershire on day three.
Resuming on 187-6, Shiv Thakor (61) and Claude Henderson (56) helped the visitors reach 299.
But, with Leicestershire still 100 runs behind, openers Peters and O'Brien put on a century partnership for the first wicket to put the hosts in charge.
Northants then went on to reach 211-3 at close, 311 runs ahead.