Worcestershire v Leicestershire: Eckersley hits ton for visitors

Ned Eckersley
County Championship Division Two, Worcester
Close, day three: Worcestershire 320-7 v Leicestershire 229-2
Worcestershire 3pts, Leicestershire 2pts
Match scorecard

Ned Eckersley led the way with a century as Leicestershire responded well against Worcestershire in Division Two's battle of the bottom two.

Resuming at 294-7, the home side declared on 320-7, Thilan Samaraweera (100) getting the eight runs he needed for his first ton for Worcestershire.

Eckersley, who finished on 108 not out, was then assisted by Ramnaresh Sarwan in an unbroken stand of 123.

Sarwan is unbeaten on 46 as the visitors reached 229-2.

But Sarwan was dropped on one at midwicket off Moeen Ali, who had earlier claimed his 100th first-class wicket.

After two rain-hit days, only three overs were lost before a slightly early finish at New Road.

Match scorecard

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