Leicestershire v Kent: Foxes enjoy good day as Dieter Klein takes four wickets

Dieter Klein
Dieter Klein took four wickets on his first County Championship appearance of the season for Leicestershire
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road (day three):
Leicestershire 420: Ackermann 89, McKay 66, Horton 48
Kent 193-5: Stevens 54*, Northeast 40; Klein 4-48
Leicestershire 5 pts, Kent 3 pts
Match scorecard

Leicestershire reached 420 before Dieter Klein took four wickets to leave Kent 193-5 on day three at Grace Road.

Beginning the day on 129-2, Colin Ackermann (89) and Mark Cosgrove (39) got Leicestershire going after rain had stalled progress on the opening days.

Tom Wells (46) and Clint McKay (66) hit lower-order runs before Kent's Matt Hunn (3-110) closed the innings.

Klein then dismissed Sean Dickson, Joe Denly, Sam Northeast and Will Gidman to leave Kent 227 runs behind.

With only one day left to play, a first win of the County Championship season seems unlikely for Leicestershire, but it was a heartening day nonetheless for the ninth-placed Division Two side.

After their batsmen had piled on the runs, Klein's left-arm swing bowling impressed, with the South African claiming figures of 4-48 before veteran Darren Stevens (54 not out) steadied the innings with his 75th first-class half-century.

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