County Championship: Ian Cockbain & Tom Lace information Gloucestershire to win over Leicestershire

Ian Cockbain in action for Gloucestershire

Ian Cockbain’s magnificent ton was his first for seven years
County Championship Group Two, County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol (day four):
Leicestershire 421: Hill 121, S Evans 102 & 201-9: Patel 44; Higgins 5-62
Gloucestershire 275: Dent 53 Wright 7-53 & 348-6 Cockbain 117; Parkinson 3-93
Gloucestershire (19 pts) beat Leicestershire (6 pts) by four wickets

Ian Cockbain and Tom Lace shared a 224-run stand as Gloucestershire chased down 348 to beat Leicestershire by four wickets on an enthralling final day.

Leicestershire declared on 201-9 after losing six wickets for 45 runs as they tried to quicken the pace of the game.

Ben Mike struck twice to help reduce Gloucestershire to 52-3 in their chase.

Cockbain (117) and Lace (97) rebuilt and then upped the pace to get close to a victory which they achieved to go top of Group Two despite a late wobble.

Lace was caught in the deep three short of his century, the first of three wickets for spinner Callum Parkinson, to cause some late alarm for…