Matthew Hoggard’s Leicestershire haul puts Essex on back foot

Former England bowler Matthew Hoggard took four wickets for 30 runs as Leicestershire held Essex to 196-6.

The hosts, resuming on 268-7, could only add 34 to their overnight total, but Hoggard tore through the Essex top order to leave them 28-4 at one stage.

The 36-year-old removed openers Tom Westley (11) and Jaik Mickleburgh (10) before taking Nicholas Browne for a duck and Owais Shah for one.

Mark Pettini led a recovery but fell lbw to Alex Wyatt on 72. Read more
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