Leicestershire v Essex: Late wickets peg back hosts

Graham Napier
County Championship Division Two, Leicester
Close, day one: Leicestershire 268-7 v Essex
Leicestershire 2pts, Essex 2pts
Match scorecard

Essex took two late wickets to restrict Leicestershire to 268-7 on day one of their Division Two Championship match.

Shiv Thakor (54) was run out by Jaik Mickleburgh before Graham Napier caught and bowled Jigar Naik in the next over.

It was a disappointing end to the day for the hosts, who had been 189-4 at one stage before Matthew Boyce was trapped lbw by Napier, who took 4-78.

Niall O'Brien got the division's bottom side off to a good start with 67 and the top seven all made double figures.

Match scorecard