Play resumed on day two with James Wharton 155 not out and Jordan Thompson 49 not out. Thompson went onto reach his half century from 59 balls but was caught at mid-wicket two balls later. Josh Shaw made seven from 30 balls before he became wicket number six, being caught behind off the bowling of Aristides Karvelas.

James Wharton was caught at point for a tremendous 162, made from 346 deliveries with 25 boundaries. Ed Barnes joined Ben Coad and they advanced the total to 392 before Barnes was the eight man to fall. Three balls later Jared Warner was caught at short leg, and as nine wickets were down lunch was delayed. However, the delay was only slight as Karl Carver was adjudged lbw for three. Our total was 401 and Coad finished unbeaten, with a career best 42 from 55 balls with five-fours.

Eleven overs were bowled by Coad and Shaw without a breakthrough. James Logan was introduced to the attack and struck with his third ball. Ali and Evans added 30 in 78 balls before the latter was bowled by Karl Carver for 22. Tea was reached with Leicestershire 85-2 from 32 overs.

The score had advanced to 117 when Ed Barnes took an excellent catch at deep mid-wicket to dismiss Ali off Jack Leaning’s bowling. Hill, who came in at the fall of the second wicket, completed his half century from 71 balls with six-fours and ended the day unbeaten on 81 from 102 balls.

John Virr – 2nd X1 Scorer

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