As we countdown to the first LV= CC fixture at the County Ground against Nottinghamshire on April 24th, we look at some of the iconic images from Derbyshire’s triumphant 2012 campaign. Today is Jonathan Clare – April 12th, v Glamorgan.
Jonathan Clare celebrates with his team-mates after claiming the wicket of Glamorgan batsman Ben Wright at the end of the first day of their LV CC= fixture - it would be the paceman's first of 11 match wickets as Derbyshire maintained their perfect start in 2012.
Clare's first wicket reduced Glamorgan to 34-4 in reply to the Falcons first innings score of 130. The 26-year-old produced an inspired spell of bowling and went on to claim four more wickets on the second day to complete his five-wicket haul in just eight overs, as the hosts were dismissed for 95 in their first innings. Tony Palladino also claimed three, while David Wainwright and Mark Footitt claimed a wicket apiece.
In Derbyshire’s second innings, 51 from Wainwright and 43 from Clare helped the visitors to post a respectable 197 in testing conditions in South Wales, setting Glamorgan 233 for victory.
But Clare was again amongst the wickets and ensured that the Falcons would maintain their 100 per cent start to the new season. In the final innings, Clare collected six wickets from 12.3 overs taking his tally for the match to 11, with match figures of 11-57 from 20.3 overs.
Derbyshire claimed victory by 130 runs that day and made it two wins in as many games, the perfect start to a triumphant season in the LV= County Championship.
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