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Barbados 8: Northants Day 2 Match Report

Jon ClareMuch as Derbyshire’s new signing, Billy Godleman, had batted throughout the morning session on the first day, so did Northants’ winter capture from Surrey, Matthew Spriegel. The tall left-hander batted cautiously but largely untroubled and way undefeated on 39 at the interval. 

Derbyshire opted for their usual new ball pairing of Tim Groenewald and Tony Palladino but it was the change bowlers, however, who captured the first 2 wickets; Peters trapped LBW by Mark Turner and Wakeley chipping a delivery from Ross Whiteley to Tim Groenewald. 

Derbyshire used a further 5 bowlers before the lunch interval; Clare, Turner, Whiteley, Wainwright and Burgoyne all bowling short spells in the searing heat. 

After just over two hours’ play, the sides went to lunch with Northants on 108-2 from 33 overs.

Following the interval Palladino was straight back into the attack and snared veteran David Dales with an outswinger that Durston pouched at slip before Jon Clare took his first wicket, comprehensively bowling James Middlebrook for 12.

Spriegel moved on to 66 before being trapped in front by Clare who then took his third wicket as Duckett was caught behind by Johnson who had replaced Poynton behind the stumps after lunch.

Just before the tea interval, Wes Durston spun a delivery past the advancing David Willey and Johnson removed the bails to secure Derbyshire’s 7th wicket.

At tea, Northants were 217-7 off 61 overs, with Clare having taken 3-38 from 12 overs.

During the evening session, Groenewald took his first wicket when he trapped de Lange in front of his stumps, and Turner was rewarded for a fiery spell when he clean bowled Sweeney.

When play concluded for the day, Northants were 321-9.

For action shots from Barbados, please check out the photo gallery.

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