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Robson continues fine season

Second XI Friendly: Day 2 of 4: Derbyshire 277 (Reed 4-72) and 59-1 lead Leicestershire 265 (Robson 115) by 71 runs.

Angus Robson hit a tremendous century to ensure Leicestershire almost got up to Derbyshire's first innings score in the Second XI Championship game at Derby.

Robson was 8th man out for 115, made from 259 balls in just under six hours at the crease as County posted 265 in reply to 277. Derbyshire were 59-1 in their second innings at stumps at the halfway stage.

There was a change to the County 12 at the start of the morning as Charlie Taylor came in for Tom Wells, who was called up to play for the First XI at Grace Road.

There were steady contributions and partnerships throughout the innings with Robson playing the anchor role. Leicestershire resumed on 54-1 with Robson and nightwatchman Reed at the crease. Reed fell for 7 before numbers four to nine all made double figures.

Karl Turner made 10 while Will Edwards, Aadil Ali and Eben Kurtz all scored 13 in stands of 34, 26 and 32 respectively. Robson progressed to 50 during the partnership with Ali.

County were 164-6 when Kurtz was dismissed but Rob Sayer (24, 68b) added a crucial 58 with Robson for the seventh wicket.

Robson moved to three figures in an alliance worth 36 with Tom Moores (10) before both he and captain Nathan Buck fell to Jonathan Marsden. The bowler then completed a fine five-wicket haul by having Moores caught behind.

Derbyshire's bowling figures were: Alasdair Evans 20-2-65-3, Ben Cotton 27-7-65-2, Marsden 17.1-4-29-5, Tom Knight 16-3-44-0, Wes Durston 15-5-31-0, Scott Elstone 1-0-1-0.

Reed picked up an early wicket by bowling Chris Durham (2) but Luke Thomas (34*) and Billy Godleman (18*) saw things through to the close for the hosts.

Leicestershire's bowling figures were: Buck 4-0-27-0, Reed 6-0-20-1, Charlie Taylor 2-1-5-0, Sayer 2-1-1-0, Robson 2-1-1-0.


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