Karl Krikken, who made 70, became the first in Derbyshire's history to be out handling the ball when he chopped a delivery from Javagal Srinath towards his stumps and swatted the ball away with his left hand, only the 43rd dismissal of its kind in the first-class game.
The tourists lost Ajay Jadeja, lbw to the promising left-armer Kevin Dean, in the eighth over of their second innings.
Courtney Walsh, with 6 for 57 gave Gloucestershire a chance of victory against Sussex at Bristol. The visitors were all out for 231 in their second innings, leaving Gloucestershire 238 to win.
A sixth-wicket partnership of 157 between Paul Nixon (66) and Aftab Habib (77no) put Leicestershire back into contention against Surrey at The Oval. They came together with Leicestershire at 65 for 5 chasing Surrey's first- innings 452. By the close they were 222 for 6.
An unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 66 between Graham Cowdrey and Mark Ealham helped second-placed Kent to 215 for 4 after Middlesex had been bowled out for 441 at Canterbury.Reuse content