|County Championship Division Two, Grace Road|
|Close, day one: Leicestershire 334-8|
|Leicestershire 3pts, Hampshire 2pts|
Division Two backmarkers Leicestershire enjoyed one of their best days of the summer as they piled up 334-8 against promotion-chasing Hampshire.
At 43-3 early on at Grace Road, they were in trouble, but turned it round.
Young Josh Cobb (81) began the fightback in a fourth-wicket stand of 75 with Ramnaresh Sarwan (36).
But highly-rated teenager Shiv Thakor hit an unbeaten 71, well supported by Wayne White (53), with whom he put on a century stand, and Matt Boyce (32).
Opening bowler James Tomlinson was Hampshire's best performer, taking 3-59.