County Championship: Horton leads run charge at Leicester against Worcestershire

Leicestershire opening batsman Paul Horton
Paul Horton came into the game averaging 51.20 in the County Championship
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground
Leicestershire v Worcestershire, day one
Leicestershire 253-4: Horton 89, Robson 50, Dexter 50, Pettini 45*
Worcestershire: Yet to bat
Leicestershire 2 pts, Worcestershire 1 pt
Match scorecard

Worcestershire were made to regret their decision to put their hosts in as Leicestershire's batsmen dominated a rain-curtailed first day at Grace Road.

Thee home batsmen made fifties, sparked by a 141-run opening stand between Paul Horton (89) and Angus Robson (50).

Leicestershire then suffered a mini collapse to plummet to 157-3 as Matt Henry picked up two quick wickets.

But Neil Dexter also made 50, while Mark Pettini was still there at the close on 45 out of 253-4.

Charlie Morris got one wicket on his first appearance of the season and might have had another, but Horton was missed at second slip on 54.

After a halt in mid-afternoon, the day's play did not end until late, after coming back on four overs at 18:30 BST, during which time Leicestershire earned a second batting point.