Derbyshire v Leicestershire: Shiv Thakor and Billy Godleman hit centuries for Derbyshire


Billy Godleman’s knock of 141 was his second of the summer
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground (day three):
Leicestershire 619: Cosgrove 188, Eckersley 158, Ackermann 118; Mendis 6-204
Derbyshire 532-8: Godleman 141, Thakor 132; Chappell 3-107
Derbyshire (6 pts) trail Leicestershire (6 pts) by 87 runs
Match scorecard

Billy Godleman and Shiv Thakor both hit centuries as Derbyshire made a fight of chasing down Leicestershire’s huge first innings total on day three.

Thakor departed first, but not before making 132, and was swiftly followed by Wayne Madsen and Alex Hughes.

Godleman was finally bowled for 141, with Daryn Smit (40) and Gary Wilson (97) nudging the hosts further along.

Tail-enders Tom Taylor and Rob Hemmings helped the hosts to 532-8 at stumps, still trailing by 87.

Leicestershire’s Zak Chappell took 3-107, while Clint McKay finished the day with 2-78 with 11 maidens.

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