Worcestershire v Leicestershire: Neil Dexter century helps visitors make positive start
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, New Road (day one):|
|Leicestershire 325-7: Dexter 102*, Cosgrove 74; Leach 3-65|
|Worcestershire: Yet to bat|
|Worcs 2 pts, Leics 3 pts|
An unbeaten 102 from Neil Dexter helped Leicestershire to 325-7 on day one against promotion-chasing Worcestershire at New Road.
The visitors had been reduced to 25-3 before captain Mark Cosgrove (74) passed 1,000 Championship runs in 2017.
Dexter was 94 not out when there was a brief delay for bad light and he reached his first century of the season with the 18th four of his innings.
Joe Leach, Division Two's leading wicket-taker in 2017, took 3-65.
The home side's captain now has 61 Championship wickets this season, but India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was unable to make a breakthrough on day one, his 29 overs costing 99 runs.
Worcestershire will go above Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire, who they beat at Trent Bridge in their previous match, with a win.