County Championship: Northants v Leicestershire ends in draw

Paul Horton
Paul Horton fell one run short of his 23rd first-class century against Northamptonshire
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Wantage Road, day four
Leicestershire 519 & 292-6 dec: Horton 99, Robson 84; Zaib 5-148
Northamptonshire 397-7 dec & 118-1: Wakely 53
Leicestershire (11 pts) drew with Northamptonshire (10 pts)

Leicestershire were unable to force victory on the final day of their Division Two match at Northamptonshire, despite Paul Horton's 99.

Resuming on 49-0, already ahead by 171, opener Horton struck 10 fours and one six before falling to spinner Saif Zaib just one run short of a century.

Leicestershire eventually declared on 292-6, setting Northants an unlikely target of 415 off 51 overs.

The hosts reached 118-1 before the two captains agreed on a draw.

Skipper Alex Wakely finished unbeaten on 53, with Rob Newton the only batsman to fall for 22.

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