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Madsen notches ton in defeat

madsenA defiant century from Wayne Madsen couldn’t prevent an innings defeat as 15 Derbyshire wickets fell on Day 3 versus Yorkshire.

The Derbyshire skipper scored a fine second innings 141 as the home side were all out for 269 at Queen’s Park to lose by an innings and 113 runs.

Madsen’s men had earlier begun the third day with their first innings tottering at 94-5 - with Richard Johnson five not out alongside night watchman Mark Turner who had four.

Turner doubled his overnight tally before lobbing a Jack Brooks delivery to mid-off. Johnson, however, looked in impressive touch, reaching 46 in 72 balls before becoming the first of Adil Rashid’s two first innings victims, making the score 146-7.

And – although Peter Burgoyne scored the first LV= County Championship runs of his career – he was quickly back in the pavilion, nicking Liam Plunkett behind for 15 with Derbyshire 166-8.

It took an explosive counter-attack from Tom Poynton to give Derbyshire some respectability, adding 36 with Tim Groenewald (10) and going on to pass 50 - his second LV= County Championship half-century in succession - in just 34 balls, with 8 fours and a six.

The Derbyshire gloveman celebrated by launching Rashid for two more maximums. However, he was left stranded on 63 not out, off 37 balls, when number 11 Mark Footitt (6) nicked to slip, off the bowling of Rashid; Derbyshire 235 all out.

They were asked to follow-on before quickly losing Ben Slater, caught behind off Brooks, with just one run on the board in their second innings.

Chesney Hughes (16) was caught in the slips to hand Brooks another dismissal, Durston shouldered arms and was bowled by Patterson, Redfern’s leading edge off Plunkett was caught by Andrew Gale and – in the blink of an eye – the home side were 38-4.

Johnson and Madsen offered temporary resistance for the fifth wicket before the former Warwickshire man was caught behind, off Patterson, for a fluent 23 at 74-5.

Madsen, who earned the most generous round of applause of Day 2 following his sportsmanlike gesture to walk, continued to impress and passed 50, in 93 balls with 8 fours.

Burgoyne (18) kept his captain company for the addition of 46 runs prior to the tea interval, only to be out – shouldering arms to Sidebottom – off the final delivery before the interval; Derbyshire 120-6.

Madsen found a fresh ally in Poynton and – after successive reverse-swept fours off Adam Lyth to race into the 90s – the skipper late-cut Brooks to the rope to bring up his second century of the season, from 139 balls, with 18 fours.

The partnership had amassed 111 when Poynton was dislodged for 29, caught by Plunkett at extra-cover, again off the bowling of Patterson.

Madsen’s defiance, however, continued and – farming the strike alongside Groenewald, who was bowled by a Plunkett no-ball for two – the pair added 38 runs for the 8th wicket and looked likely to take the game into a final day.

Groenewald, though, was lbw to Sidebottom with four overs remaining, quickly followed by Turner clean bowled for a duck.

And, when Madsen – who scored 141, from 194 balls, with 26 fours - slapped a return catch to Plunkett three overs from the end of the day, Yorkshire had completed the victory they required to go back to the top of the table.

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