Leicestershire v Worcestershire: Ned Eckersley on form again

LV CC Division Two, Grace Road

Close, day three: Leicestershire 274 & 190-6 v Worcestershire 338

Leics 5pts, Worcs 6pts

Match scorecard

Leicestershire's Ned Eckersley contributed a vital 91 not out to hold up Worcestershire's quest for victory.

Thilan Samaraweera, who was unbeaten on 99 overnight, finished on 144 not out as Worcestershire took a first-innings lead of 64 with their 338 all out.

The hosts then slumped to 31-3 and 120-6 with Graeme Cessford (3-43) and Jack Shantry (2-30) doing the damage.

But Eckersley, who scored 106 in the first innings, helped Leicestershire close on 190-6, a lead of 126 runs.