County Championship: Mark Cosgrove ton builds Leics lead

Mark Cosgrove
Mark Cosgrove played three one-day internationals for Australia in 2006
LV= County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day three, close)
Leicestershire 329 & 307-7: Cosgrove 126 no, Ali 62; Footitt 3-60
Derbyshire 352: Madsen 95, Slater 70; Freckingham 4-91
Leicestershire lead by 284 runs with three wickets remaining
Derbyshire 7 pts, Leicestershire 6 pts
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Mark Cosgrove's unbeaten century gave Leicestershire a healthy lead against Derbyshire on day three at Derby.

Tom Milnes and Ben Cotton shared a 65-run ninth-wicket partnership as the hosts were bowled out for 352.

After Cotton bowled Ned Eckersley cheaply, Mark Footitt picked up his 250th first-class wicket for Derbyshire when he had Angus Robson caught behind.

The visitors fell to 55-3, but Cosgrove and Aadil Ali shared a 144-run fourth-wicket stand to help them reach 307-7.

It was Leicestershire captain Cosgrove's fourth first-class hundred of the season, an innings which included 18 fours and a six.