Leicestershire 203-8 Gloucestershire
Captain Mark Cosgrove's 92, made from 126 balls,helped Leicestershire pass 200 on a pitch that continued to offer the Gloucestershire seamers plenty of assistance on the second morning of the Specsavers County Championship match at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road.
Resuming on 90-4, Leicestershire quickly lost Neil Dexter, the South African losing concentration and wafting at a wide delivery from Josh Shaw to give Gareth Roderick a simple catch behind the wicket.
But Cosgrove, not out 38 overnight, picked up where he had left off, twice guiding Liam Norwell to the boundary behind square on the off-side as he passed 50. The Australian was given good support by Lewis Hill in adding 68 for the sixth wicket, but having taken 14 from one Matt Taylor over, Cosgrove was beaten by a full in-swinging delivery from the left-arm seamer to be dismissed leg before.
Ben Raine was also leg before, in his case to a gently seaming delivery from Kieran Noema-Barnett that would have gone on to hit the left-hander's leg stump, and the New Zealander picked up his second wicket of the morning when Matt Pillans' off-side force off the back foot sent the ball looping towards point, where Jack Taylor just managed to get his fingers under the ball.