Mark Turner claimed nine wickets in the match and Chesney Hughes hit back-to-back half centuries as Derbyshire Second XI secured an eight-wicket win in their Championship clash against Glamorgan.
After winning the toss and electing the bat first, Glamorgan were pegged back by Turner who starred with the ball taking 6-79 off his 19 overs. He was aided well by Ben Cotton who took 4-65 including the wicket of Glamorgan century man Murray Goodwin (108).
Turner and Cotton managed to restrict Glamorgan to 289 all out, with help from Matt Higginbottom (0-41 off 14 overs) who bowled very economically.
Billy Godleman opened the innings for Derbyshire alongside Ben Slater (12) having recently returned from an injury lay-off. Godleman made a quick-fire 41 (45 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes) before Hughes took over the reins from the openers, smashing the top score of 59 (97 balls, 11 fours, 1 six).
After a few wickets fell cheaply, Greg Cork and Rehan Hassan boosted Derbyshire’s to secure a 21-run first innings lead. Cork fell for exactly 50 (off 103 balls, 8 fours) while Hassan was unbeaten on 51 (67 balls, 10 fours, 1 six).
In Glamorgan’s second innings, Turner once again took centre stage with 3-49 - to return impressive match figures of 9-128 - as Derbyshire set about restricting Glamorgan to a modest total. Higginbottom followed on from his economical first innings figures by taking 3-49 as Glamorgan were bowled out for 183, leaving Derbyshire requiring 163 to win the game.
In reply, Slater hit a well-made 40 off 49 balls (7 fours, 1 six) before getting out LBW during a 92-run partnership with Hughes. Hughes himself made a brilliant 83 not out from only 77 balls (12 fours, 3 sixes), his second fifty of the game, which took Derbyshire to victory with the help of Captain Wes Durston’s unbeaten 30 (37 balls, 4 fours, 1 six).
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