County Championship: Wayne White takes five to rattle Northants

Wayne White
Wayne White signed for Leicestershire on a three-year deal in August after he was released by Derbyshire
LV= County Championship Division Two, Northampton (day three)
Northants 325 & 162-8: Levi 54 not out, White 5-51, McKay 2-35
Leicestershire 372: Cosgrove 110, O'Brien 95; Kleinveldt 5-68
Northants lead by 115 runs with just two second-innings wickets standing
Leicestershire 7 pts, Northants 6 pts
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Leicestershire medium pacer Wayne White claimed a five-wicket haul to leave Northants in trouble after a rain-interrupted day at Wantage Road.

Resuming 47 behind on first innings, Northants were rocked when Clint McKay removed both opener Ben Duckett and Alex Wakely for single figures.

White took the scalps of David Murphy and Rob Keogh before rain stopped play.

But, after a lengthy delay, White (5-51) struck again, taking three more wickets as Northants closed on 162-8.

All White second time around
Wayne White's 11 overs in the first innings went for 84. But it has been a different story second time around. He has bowled double the number of overs to take 5-51, the seventh five-for of his first-class career - and his first in his second spell with his new county Leicestershire.

White, making his first start since returning to Grace Road from Derby, was only called up to take such a senior role in the attack as fast bowlers Ben Raine and Charlie Shreck were both injured.

Raine was still suffering with a knee problem after landing on the ball on day one, while Shreck broke down with a hamstring injury in delivering the second ball of his seventh over.

The hosts have a slender lead of 115 going into the final day against the bottom club, and are under threat of becoming Leicestershire's third County Championship Division Two victims of the season.

Richard Levi's unbeaten 54 was the only highlight of a miserable day for Northants which also saw Steven Crook injure his ankle after tripping on the boundary, while Rob Newton broke his thumb.

Leicestershire bowler Wayne White told BBC Radio Leicester:

"I knew from earlier in the season that I could come back and do a job and we needed to because we lost Ben Raine and Charlie Shreck and it was hard work out there.

"There was a little bit of up and down bounce but we tried to bowl straight and make things happen instead of looking for mistakes.

"You can't do anything about the weather and we've done what we set out to do. The game's accelerated quite quickly really and it would be brilliant if we could win tomorrow."

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