Leicestershire v Derbyshire: Redfern nearing third ton

County Championship Division Two, Grace Road

Close, day three: Leicestershire 177, Derbyshire 259-5

Leics 1pt, Derbys 5pts

Match scorecard

Derbyshire's Dan Redfern needs 19 more runs in his side's match against Leicestershire to claim his third Championship century of the season.

The visitors resumed on 191-5 and added 68 runs without losing a wicket in the 18.1 overs bowled at Grace Road before rain ended the third day's play early.

Redfern moved from 40 to 81 not out, while David Wainwright is unbeaten on 45 with Derbyshire on 259-5.

However, with only one day left the match is heading towards a tame draw.

Redfern will be hoping to complete his third ton of the season on the final day of the match on Friday.

He has already made 110 against Northants in early April and 133 last month against Hampshire.