LV= County Championship: Glamorgan's victory bid held up at Swansea
The combination of a Ned Eckersley half-century and afternoon rain held up Glamorgan's push for victory at Swansea.
Last Updated: 24/08/13 2:15pm
The visitors reached 134-2 in their second innings at Swansea - still trailing by 171 - after Glamorgan had finally declared their first innings on 508-9.
Resuming on 445-7, the Welsh county added just 11 runs before Andrew Salter edged Ben Raine to Greg Smith at second slip. Graham Wagg produced a few lusty blows before holing out to deep extra cover for 32, leaving the score at 462-9.
However Leicestershire were frustrated by an unbroken stand worth 46 for the last wicket between Michael Hogan, who made an unbeaten 27 off a mere 13 balls, and Dean Cosker (17no) before Glamorgan skipper Mark Wallace declared.
Hogan followed up his cameo with the bat by taking the wicket of Smith before lunch, the Leicestershire opener being trapped lbw for 18.
Niall O'Brien helped add 69 for the second wicket until he was bowled by young off-spinner Salter, by which time Eckersley had received a major let-off after being bowled off a Hogan no-ball when he had just four to his name.
Play was delayed by almost three hours, eventually resuming at 6.20pm, but just four overs were possible before the close with only one run coming off them.
Eckersley made the most of his early reprieve to reach 54 not out, while Shiv Thakor had 18 to his name.