Michael Carberry helps Hampshire get on top against Leicestershire

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Ageas Bowl
Close, day two: Leicestershire 234 Hampshire 181-4
Hants 3pts, Leics 2pts
Match scorecard

Michael Carberry's unbeaten 73 put Hampshire in a useful position at the Rose Bowl after off-spinner Liam Dawson had taken 5-29 against Leicestershire.

Resuming on 159-6, the visitors reached 234 thanks chiefly to an eight-wicket stand of 51 between Ned Eckersley (34) and Wayne White.

Alex Wyatt, who ended with 3-63, then whipped out both Hampshire openers.

But Carberry, batting despite a groin injury, and Simon Katich (54) put on 124 as Hampshire closed on 181-4.