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Leicestershire 67-2 lead Worcestershire by 125 runs
Joe Leach fell just 10 runs short of his first century for three years and then struck twice with the ball as he led a Worcestershire fightback on day three of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Leicestershire at New Road.
The all-rounder hit 90 off 104 balls with 13 fours as Worcestershire, who resumed on 193-7, reached 349 all out - just 58 in arrears on first innings.
Then Leach came into the attack and broke through in each of his opening two overs in dismissing Angus Robson and Neil Dexter.
Leach had been given sterling support by Ed Barnard in an eighth wicket partnership of 100 in 21.4 overs.
Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove broke the stand when Barnard (42) clipped a full toss to mid wicket and then Leach, having struck 13 fours in his 104 ball knock, flicked Clint McKay to Charlie Shreck at deep fine leg.
McKay wrapped up the innings by having Kyle Abbott caught at slip to finish with 4-59 from 24.1 overs.
Leach was introduced into the attack at 39-0 and immediately made an impact as Robson (17) cut straight to point and Dexter (2) was superbly stumped by Ben Cox.
Paul Horton was unbeaten on 36 out of 67-2 at tea with Leicestershire leading overall by 125.
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Middlesex 318-4 v Yorkshire 406
Middlesex right-hander, Stevie Eskinazi, scored his second century in consecutive matches as his side built up a commanding total on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire at Scarborough.
At tea, Middlesex were 318-4 in reply to the title-holders first innings score of 406, and Eskinazi was still there on 112.
In the morning, Eskinazi and his overnight partner, George Bailey, advanced their third wicket partnership to 121 before the Australian was caught at point by Tim Bresnan off the impressive Will Rhodes for 62 from 108 deliveries with nine fours and a six.
After John Simpson had been caught in the slips early in the afternoon off Jack Brooks, Eskinazi had a life on 84 when he edged Bresnan to third slip where he was dropped by Kane Williamson.
After captain James Franklin had taken 30 balls to get off the mark, he struck Rhodes for six over mid-wicket while Eskinazi progressed carefully to his century from 224 deliveries with 17 boundaries. He soon went past his previous best score of 106 - his maiden century - against Lancashire at Lord's last week.