County Championship: Stevie Eskinazi extends Middlesex lead over Leicestershire

Stevie Eskinazi

Stevie Eskinazi batted using team-mate Max Holden as a runner
LV= County Championship Group Two, Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood (day three):
Middlesex 324-9 & 176-7: Eskinazi 53*, Davis 3-21
Leicestershire 228: Ackermann 82, Inglis 49; Murtagh 3-49, Bamber 3-54
Middlesex (6 pts) lead Leicestershire (4 pts) by 272 runs

Stevie Eskinazi batted with a runner for more than three hours to help Middlesex stretch their lead to 272 on day three against Leicestershire.

Eskinazi (53 not out) retired hurt in the first innings at Merchant Taylor’s School but his stand of 77 with James Harris helped his side to 176-7.

Leicestershire were earlier all out for 228, with Colin Ackermann bowled by Ethan Bamber (3-54) for 82.

They then reduced Middlesex to 17-4 before the home side staged a recovery.

First-innings centurion Sam Robson only managed four before edging to first slip from the final ball before lunch, bowled by Will Davis,

Josh de Caires, son of former England skipper Michael Atherton,…