County Championship: Eckersley hits unbeaten 73 for Leicestershire against Derbyshire
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, day one|
|Leicestershire 300-7: Eckersley 73*; Parkinson 3-64|
|Derbyshire: Yet to bat|
|Leicestershire 3 pts, Derbyshire 2 pts|
Ned Eckersley hit an unbeaten 73 as Leicestershire enjoyed a decent opening day with the bat against Derbyshire at Grace Road.
But a number of Leicestershire batsmen got starts and then got out as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
Debutant Callum Parkinson took 3-64 as four Leicestershire men were out in the 40s, before Eckersley's patient innings helped them rebuild.
He hit seven fours as Leicestershire ended the first day on 300-7.