County Championship: Wayne Madsen misses out on century

Wayne Madsen
Wayne Madsen passed the 8,000 first-class runs milestone during his innings
LV= County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day two, close)
Leicestershire 329: Chappell 96, Ali 37, Taylor 37; Footitt 7-71
Derbyshire 281-7: Madsen 95, Slater 70; Freckingham 3-64
Derbyshire trail by 48 runs
Derbyshire 5pts, Leicestershire 4pts
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Derbyshire skipper Wayne Madsen narrowly missed out on a century on day two against Leicestershire.

Madsen hit 14 fours in his 95 at the County Ground, but was bowled by Ollie Freckingham with the second new ball.

Ben Slater had earlier given the home side a solid start to their innings, making 70 before becoming teenager Zak Chappell's first Championship victim.

Seam bowler Freckingham took 3-64 as Derbyshire reached 281-7, still 48 in arrears, at the close of play.

The home side lost two wickets in a brief concluding passage of play after an interruption for bad light with Tom Poynton lbw to Ben Raine (2-57) for a duck and Tom Knight bowled by Freckingham for 25, a double setback to their hopes of a first-innings lead.

However, Derbyshire only need one more bonus point to ensure they will not finish next to bottom of the Division Two table, providing they can also win the game.