County Championship: Leicestershire set for final-day run chase at Lord's

Middlesex batsman John Simpson
Middlesex wicketkeeper John Simpson passed the milestone of 6,000 career first-class runs in the second innings
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord's (day three)
Middlesex 349 & 223: Simpson 59*, Helm 46; Wright 3-51
Leicestershire 268 & 38-0: Horton 28*, Javid 6*
Leicestershire (5 pts) require a further 267 runs to beat Middlesex (6 pts)
Match scorecard

Leicestershire face a final-day run chase to beat Middlesex at Lord's.

The visitors added 11 runs to their overnight score before Tom Helm removed Chris Wright, giving Middlesex a first-innings lead of 81 runs.

Middlesex were reduced to 94-6 but a partnership of 85 between Helm (46) and John Simpson (56 not out) helped them recover to 223 all out.

Ateeq Javid and Paul Horton survived 13 overs to reach 38-0 at stumps, leaving the Foxes needing another 267 to win.

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