Leicestershire beat Northamptonshire by 6 wickets in Div 2 County Championship

Paul Horton 62 helps Leicestershire beat Northamptonshire by 6 wickets
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Leicestershire beat Northamptonshire by six wickets in their SpecSavers County Championship Division 2 match on day three.

Northamptonshire 204 (Ricardo Vasconcelos 49; Zak Chappell 6-44) and 229 (Alex Wakely 74)

Leicestershire 217 (Colin Ackermann 44, Neil Dexter 45, Zak Chappell 40; Rory Kleinveldt 4-51) and 217-4 (Lewis Hill 85, Paul Horton 62, Colin Ackermann 42*)

 Northamptonshire only managed another 65 runs for the loss of their remaining six wickets. Alex Wakely 74 top scored. Ben Raine 4-54 was the pick of the Leicestershire bowlers.

That left Leicestershire requiring 217 to win, which they chased down with six wickets remaining, thanks to Lewis Hill 85, Paul Horton 62 and Colin Ackermann 42*.

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