County Championship: Derbyshire and Leicestershire share even first day

Alex Hughes
Alex Hughes' half-century against Leicestershire was his fourth in first-class cricket
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground, day one
Derbyshire 282-8: Hosein 79*, Hughes 55; Shreck 3-67
Leicestershire: Yet to bat
Derbyshire 2 pts, Leicestershire 2 pts

Harvey Hosein struck an unbeaten 79 as Derbyshire reached 282-8 on the opening day of their Division Two match against Leicestershire at Derby.

After being put in, Alex Hughes' 55 helped the hosts to 124-2 before Charlie Shreck (3-67) and Neil Dexter (2-60) led a Leicestershire fightback.

But 20-year-old Hosein compiled his best first-class score before bad light brought an early end to the day.

Bottom side Derbyshire are still looking for their first win of 2016.

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