Leics 220-5 v Worcs
Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove completed 1,000 Specsavers County Championship runs for the summer as his side fought back against promotion-chasing Worcestershire at New Road.
Cosgrove became the third player in Division Two to reach four figures in 2017 after Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell and veteran Durham all-rounder Paul Collingwood.
His efforts enabled Leicestershire to recover from 25-3 and he went onto make 74 before being fifth out at 172.
The 33-year-old was given excellent support by Aadil Ali - in only his second Championship appearance of the season - during a stand of 104 in 30 overs for the fourth wicket.
Then Neil Dexter hit a run a ball half century and by tea had moved onto 59 not out as Leicestershire reached 220-5 from 65 overs.
It was intially a different story after Leicestershire opted to bat on a new pitch.
Josh Tongue made the first breakthrough as on loan Hampshire opener Michael Carberry (5) nicked through to keeper Ben Cox.
Ned Eckersley (12) became Joe Leach's 59th victim of the season with Daryl Mitchell holding onto the chance at second slip.
Ed Barnard broke through in his first over as Colin Ackerman (4) had his stumps flattened. But Cosgrove and Ali counter-attacked to good effect before the latter on 40 was trapped lbw on the back foot by Leach.
Cosgrove went past the 1,000 run mark but after making 74 from 123 balls with eight fours, he skied a Barnard delivery to Joe Clarke at square leg.