County Championship: Niall O'Brien hits 87 in Foxes win
|LV= County Championship Division Two, Grace Road|
|Derbyshire 345 & 241: Godleman 101; McKay 4-39, Raine 3-53|
|Leicestershire 314 & 273-7: N O'Brien 87; Palladino 3-32|
|Leicestershire won by three wickets|
|Leicestershire 22 pts, Derbyshire 5 pts|
A fine half-century from Niall O'Brien helped Leicestershire to a three-wicket win over Derbyshire at Grace Road.
Resuming on 56-4 chasing a target of 273, O'Brien and Aadil Ali extended their fifth-wicket stand to 138 before O'Brien was lbw to Mark Footitt for 87.
Ali (42) shared a fifty partnership with Andrea Agathangelou but both fell quickly to leave the hosts 238-7.
However, Ben Raine's 31 not out off 37 balls saw the Foxes to 273-7 and their second Division Two win of the season.
Earlier, Irishman O'Brien's marvellous counter-attacking innings came off just 128 balls and contained 12 fours.
|Use your bat, lads|
|The first six wickets to fall in Leicestershire's second-innings were lbw before Aadil Ali broke the sequence when he was bowled by Ben Cotton.|
His wicket, followed by those of Ali and Agathangelou (32) when well set, left Leicestershire needing 35 more to win with three wickets in hand.
But 23-year-old Raine and Australian Clint McKay hit a flurry of boundaries to seal victory.
Despite taking 22 points from the game, Leicestershire are still 16 points adrift at the bottom of the table.
Leicestershire head coach Andrew MacDonald:
"They showed great belief, which is something we spoke of throughout the game. It's amazing when you get a couple of partnerships how quickly things can change.
"Niall O'Brien batted outstandingly well, and to have a youngster apply himself in the way Aadil Ali did for 198 deliveries was something he will only grow from.
"We never lost back-to-back wickets, and we came away with the points."
Derbyshire director of cricket Graeme Welch:
"We played a lot of good cricket, but they should have been chasing 340 or 350.
"But we still played decent cricket - we're just maybe three per cent or four per cent short of where we should be.
"The pitch flattened out a little bit on the final day too, though we could have bowled a bit straighter."