County Championship: Derbyshire take charge against Leicestershire

Mark Cosgrove
Mark Cosgrove is looking to reach a fifth Championship hundred of the season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground, day two
Derbyshire 307: Hosein 83*, Hughes 55; Shreck 4-78
Leicestershire 228-8: Cosgrove 81*, Pettini 44; Davis 4-60
Derbyshire 5 pts, Leicestershire 4 pts

Mark Cosgrove was in defiant mood as Leicestershire struggled to 228-8 in reply to Derbyshire's 307 on day two of their Division Two match at Derby.

Cosgrove ended unbeaten on 81, having earlier retired on 77 when he was hit on the hand with the score at 142-4.

Derbyshire were 282-8 overnight and added 25 with Harvey Hosein 83 not out.

Ned Eckersley and Cosgrove shared 93 to guide Leicestershire to 137-3 but when they departed, Will Davis (4-60) shone to leave the visitors trailing by 79.