County Championship: Leicestershire pile up the runs on day one at Derby

Mark Cosgrove
Mark Cosgrove has scored 328 County Championship runs this summer
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day one):
Leicestershire 415-3: Ackermann 118, Cosgrove 137*
Derbyshire: Yet to bat
Leicestershire 5 pts, Derbyshire 1 pt
Match scorecard

Colin Ackermann and Mark Cosgrove both made hundreds as Leicestershire dominated day one of their County Championship match against Derbyshire.

Ackermann reached his first century for Leicestershire off 149 balls before falling for 118 to Jeevan Mendis.

Captain Cosgrove went on to make his 34th first-class hundred and reached stumps on 137 not out.

Ned Eckersley added an unbeaten 77 off 69 balls in the final session as the visitors closed on 415-3.

Eckersley and Cosgrove punished a tiring Derbyshire attack, putting on 139 in just under 20 overs, after Ackermann had shared a third-wicket stand of 175 with the skipper.

Cosgrove, who passed 13,000 first-class runs in an innings which has contained 22 boundaries so far, is yet to lead his side to a Championship victory this season while Derbyshire are also winless.

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