Gloucestershire up against it after Claude's two late wickets
CLAUDE Henderson snapped up two wickets in the penultimate over of the day to give Leicestershire a chance of finishing the season with a victory against Gloucestershire in the LV= County Championship Division Two match at Grace Road.
The veteran South African left-arm spinner dismissed Will Gidman and James Fuller as Gloucestershire closed on 254-9 in their second innings, leaving them with a lead of 193 going into the final day.
Earlier, Fuller had taken three wickets for five runs in ten balls to restrict the home side to a first-innings lead of 61.
Then, Wayne White grabbed three wickets in one over as Gloucestershire looked to set a challenging target. Dan Housego hit 62 and Will Gidman 72 off 81 balls, but Henderson's late double strike put Leicestershire in the driving seat.
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Resuming at 220-5, Leicestershire had high hopes of building a sizeable first-innings lead in reply to their opponents' 234 all out, but they were dashed by Fuller's fiery spell.
The hosts had added only five runs to their overnight score when White became Fuller's first victim, prodding a catch to short leg to end a stand of 70 with Shiv Thakor.
In his next over, Fuller had Jigar Naik caught at mid-on mistiming a pull shot off a short ball. Then he dismissed Thakor for 73, edging to wicketkeeper Jonathan Batty.
Leicestershire's last two wickets put on 59 runs, with Henderson hitting 34 and Nathan Buck making 25, before Fuller returned to have Henderson caught at mid-on.
Gloucestershire's reply was a series of ups and downs as wickets fell in clusters. They were going well at 132-2 when White accounted for Alex Gidman, Hamish Marshall and Ian Cockbain in the same over.