County Championship: Eckersley hits unbeaten 73 for Leicestershire against Derbyshire

Ned Eckersley
Ned Eckersley has hit two half centuries in the County Championship this season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, day one
Leicestershire 300-7: Eckersley 73*; Parkinson 3-64
Derbyshire: Yet to bat
Leicestershire 3 pts, Derbyshire 2 pts

Ned Eckersley hit an unbeaten 73 as Leicestershire enjoyed a decent opening day with the bat against Derbyshire at Grace Road.

But a number of Leicestershire batsmen got starts and then got out as they lost wickets at regular intervals.

Debutant Callum Parkinson took 3-64 as four Leicestershire men were out in the 40s, before Eckersley's patient innings helped them rebuild.

He hit seven fours as Leicestershire ended the first day on 300-7.

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