White gets it right against old side
Former Derbyshire all-rounder Wayne White once again punished his old club with another career-best performance that put Leicestershire on top of the LV= County Championship Division Two match at Derby.
Two years after making his first-class best with the bat, a maiden century, on the same ground, White took his first five-wicket haul for Leicestershire to bowl the hosts out for 180.
That gave the visitors a first-innings lead of 144 as White - a day before his 27th birthday - finished with 5-54, eclipsing the 5-87 he took for Derbyshire against Northants in 2007.
The hosts needed a few timely blows from number 10 Tony Palladino to avoid being asked to follow on and, by the close, Leicestershire had moved on to 76 for one in their second innings, a lead of 220.
Matt Boyce was 43 not out, alongside Jacques du Toit on 25.
Leicestershire resumed on 318 for seven, but, within 23 balls, Robbie Joseph and Claude Henderson had their middle stumps sent flying and Nadeem Malik lost his off peg.
Mark Footitt took two of those wickets to finish with 3-43 and Palladino the other to return 3-66.
At 324 all out, Leicestershire had lost their last five wickets for seven runs, but Derbyshire were soon in trouble at the start of their reply.
Joseph’s fourth ball had Paul Borrington caught behind without a run on the board and Wes Durston was caught at short-leg to give the Antiguan a second victim in his next over.
Wayne Madsen and Dan Redfern repaired some of the damage with a stand of 55, but they fell to slip catches either side of lunch.
The follow-on loomed when Malik got rid of Ross Whiteley and White removed Martin Guptill - who had to come in down the order at five because he spent time off the field with an ankle injury on the second day - and Jon Clare to make it 115 for seven.
Spinner Claude Henderson had been made to wait for his first bowl of the season as the Leicestershire seamers dominated but, with his first ball, had David Wainwright caught behind.
Derbyshire were still 24 short of the follow-on target when Tom Poynton was ninth man out, but Palladino hit 29 off the next 16 balls he faced, including a pulled six off White, before the bowler was able to complete his five-for.