County Championship: Robson hits hundred against Essex

Angus Robson
Angus Robson hit only his second first-class century on day two of Leicestershire's match with Essex
LV= County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford (day two)
Essex 166 & 43-2
Leicestershire 280: Robson 120, Napier 3-62
Essex trail by 71 runs with eight second innings wickets standing
Leicestershire 5 pts, Essex 3 pts
Match scorecard

Angus Robson hit his first hundred of the season to anchor Leicestershire's first innings against Essex.

The opener hit 15 fours in his 120 but most of his team-mates struggled at Chelmsford against a bowling attack led by Graham Napier (3-62).

Robson put on a partnership of 74 with Clint McKay (45) before he edged a new-ball delivery from Jesse Ryder to first slip as the visitors made 280.

Essex lost both openers in response to finish on 43-2, still 71 behind.

Napier reaches a milestone
Graham Napier reached 400 first-class wickets in his 156th match when Ben Raine was caught at slip by Nick Browne.

Earlier, Leicestershire lost Matthew Boyce and Mark Cosgrove to James Porter (3-69) and Ned Eckersley to Ryder before Napier struck in quick succession to leave them 170-6.

McKay's efforts to then support Robson, the only person to pass 50 in the match, were important in giving Leicestershire the momentum and a first-innings lead of 114, before the bowlers pushed home their advantage.

Leicestershire are without a Championship win since the final match of the 2012 season, having gone 37 matches without a victory,

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