|County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford|
|Close, day two: Leicestershire 365, Essex 216-4|
|Essex 1pt, Leics 4pts|
Jaik Mickleburgh scored an unbeaten ton as Essex closed day two on 216-4, trailing Leicestershire by 149 runs.
Leicestershire resumed on 328-4 and Ned Eckersley (147) could add only 14 to his overnight score as they slipped from 359-4 to 365 all out.
Graham Napier finished with 5-77 and a spell of five wickets in 15 balls against Division Two's basement side.
Mickleburgh was unbeaten on 121 at the close with Ben Foakes alongside him on 25 not out.