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Godleman, Slater & Amla hit fifties on Day One at Southport

Godleman, Slater & Amla hit fifties on Day One at Southport

Ben Slater and Billy Godleman shared a 141-run opening stand, before Hashim Amla hit his first half-century for the county on Day One...

An exclusive dinner with Hashim Amla

An exclusive dinner with Hashim Amla

The Club will be hosting an exclusive dinner with South Africa Test Captain Hashim Amla on Thursday 28 May, with proceeds going to the...

Follow the Action: #LANvDER

Follow the Action: #LANvDER

Derbyshire continue their LV= County Championship Division Two campaign against Lancashire at Southport; starting on Sunday 24...

PREVIEW: Godleman to lead county at Southport

PREVIEW: Godleman to lead county at Southport

Billy Godleman will lead the side this week at Southport as Graeme Welch names his 13-man squad that will face Lancashire in the LV=...

  • Godleman, Slater & Amla hit fifties on Day One at Southport

    Godleman, Slater & Amla hit fifties on Day One at Southport

  • An exclusive dinner with Hashim Amla

    An exclusive dinner with Hashim Amla

  • Follow the Action: #LANvDER

    Follow the Action: #LANvDER

  • PREVIEW: Godleman to lead county at Southport

    PREVIEW: Godleman to lead county at Southport

MadsenWayne Madsen hit an unbeaten hundred during a century stand with Harvey Hosein – who scored 92 – as Derbyshire enjoyed a good first day against Worcestershire in Abu Dhabi.

Batting first in the two-day red-ball fixture, Derbyshire begun brightly through Billy Godleman (18) and Ben Slater (31) before Madsen and Hosein piled on the runs.

Both started conservatively but soon got into their stride. Madsen brought up his half-century from 75 balls whereas Hosein took 82 balls to reach the same milestone.

Hosein was unlucky to fall in the nineties, bowled by Gareth Andrew for 92, but by that time his partnership with Madsen had soared past 150.

It took Madsen just 142 balls to score his century which came in the final over before tea as Derbyshire finished their innings on 276-3 with Scott Elstone not out on 19.

Worcestershire were given 30 overs to bat after tea and reached 103-2 at the close of play. Tom Taylor bowled Tom Fell for 16 before Wayne White castled Daryl Mitchell on 27.

Play will resume at 6.30am GMT tomorrow when Worcestershire will begin their second innings. Derbyshire will be given the final session of the day to chase.

Story written by Digital Marketing Apprentice Neil Bates. His career with Derbyshire CCC – and the trip to Abu Dhabi - has been made possible by a 3aaa Apprenticeship with the Club. For more information call 0844 504 3174 or visit www.3aaa.co.uk.

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