The opening day of the LV=CC match versus Hampshire has been washed out. But the Second XI won their one-day match versus Durham at Belper yesterday.
In a reduced match of 29-overs-a-side, Derbyshire won by 33 runs thanks to an unbeaten half-century from captain Garry Park and a mean bowling performance from Chesney Hughes (pictured).
Park’s run-a-ball unbeaten 71 helped the home side to 162-5 from their allotted overs and – buoyed by his CB40 five-for versus the Unicorns two days earlier – Hughes took 3 for 17 from six overs as the Dynamos falterd to 139-7 in reply.
While the first team are hoping to start their fixture versus Hampshire at 11am tomorrow morning, AJ Harris’s Second XI are in action, again versus Durham at Belper, in a three day match concluding on Friday.
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Derbyshire are set to name an unchanged line-up as they aim to retain their position at the top of the LV= County Championship Second Division versus Hampshire.
Mark Footitt is added to the 11 that drew with Gloucestershire last week after forcing the West Country side to follow-on.
Derbyshire 12-man squad in full: Wayne Madsen (Captain), Paul Borrington, Martin Guptill, Wes Durston, Dan Redfern, Ross Whiteley, David Wainwright, Jonathan Clare, Tom Poynton (Wicketkeeper), Tim Groenewald, Tony Palladino and Mark Footitt.
Hampshire have just one victory out of four in the competition so far and they are likely to be without Michael Carberry who has been selected by the England Lions.
They do, however, welcome back Captain Jimmy Adams to their batting line-up alongside former Australian international and Derbyshire skipper Simon Katich.
Hampshire squad in full: Simon Katich, Jimmy Adams (Captain), Shaun Ervine, Liam Dawson, Sean Terry, James Vince, Michael Bates (Wicketkeeper), Danny Briggs, James Tomlinson, Chris Wood, Kabir Ali and David Balcombe.
Derbyshire last played a first-class fixture at the Argeas Bowl in 2003 when Dominic Cork, who was later to also represent Hampshire, bowled the visitors to an innings victory with match figures of 10 for 67.
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