The Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby maintained their unbeaten start to the season, beating Chesterfield by 19 runs to claim the Mayor’s Cup.
In the 20-over contest held at the picturesque Queen’s Park, the Academy batted first and posted 161-6 off their 20 overs.
Rahib Ali top scored with 61 off 41 balls (4 fours, 2 sixes) as he shared a 56-run second-wicket stand with Callum Brodrick who added 19 off 15 balls.
Tom Ball added 15 before Wicketkeeper-batsman Harvey Hosein struck some late blows, hitting an unbeaten 39 off just 25 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes), as Derbyshire finished their allotted overs on 161-6.
In reply, Derbyshire’s Ben Slater top-scored for Chesterfield with 68 off 50 balls (4 fours, 2 sixes), but the hosts lot regular wickets and closed their innings on 142-6 to fall 19 runs short.
Derbyshire Second XI made a winning start to their Second XI Championship campaign with an innings and 70-run victory over Worcestershire at The 3aaa County Ground.
Resuming on 132-2 following-on, still trailing by 119 runs, Worcestershire were dismissed for 181 shortly before lunch on the final day.
Mark Turner (3-39 off 13 overs) claimed the early wicket of Leach for 23, before Tom Taylor (pictured above) tore through the visitors’ lower order to complete a five-wicket haul. Taylor finished with impressive figures of 5-24 off 9.2 overs.
Alex Hughes (2-23 off 11 overs) picked up a wicket to go with the one he claimed the day previous, as Worcestershire were dismissed inside 68 overs and John Sadler's side secured a convincing win.
Graeme Welch says the squad are determined to come back strong against Kent next weekend after the defeat against Worcestershire.
Daryl Mitchell’s side claimed victory on the final day at New Road on Wednesday despite a defiant half-century from Captain Wayne Madsen.
Elite Performance Director Welch says the squad played some good cricket, but they were always up against it after posting a below-par first innings total.
“We didn’t get enough runs in the first innings,” he said. “We spoke a lot before the season about first innings scores and in two of our three first innings we haven’t got enough.
“This is something we need to rectify. We’ve identified that and spoke about it.
“We bowled well in the first two sessions on day three, but it just got away from us in the final session and that turned the match.
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Five wickets in the day from pace bowler Mark Turner helped put Derbyshire Second XI in a strong position after day two against Worcestershire Second XI at The 3aaa County Ground.
Derbyshire declared on their overnight total of 422-2, with Captain Scott Elstone unbeaten on 212 and Alex Hughes 46 not out.
In reply, Worcestershire were dismissed for just 171 shortly after lunch, still trailing Derbyshire by 251 runs. Turner was the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 4-28, while Tom Taylor (3-52) picked up three wickets and Ben Cotton (2-25) chipped in with two.
Derbyshire enforced the follow-on and Worcestershire closed the day on 132-2, with Hepburn 65 not out and Leach unbeaten on 19, still trailing by 119 runs.
Alex Hughes and Turner, who picked up his fifth wicket of the day, claimed the two second innings wickets to put Derbyshire in control.
Scott Elstone hit an unbeaten double century as Derbyshire Second XI dominated day one against Worcestershire at The 3aaa County Ground.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Derbyshire scored 422 runs for the loss of just two wickets to put themselves in a strong position after day one of the three-day Championship fixture.
After the loss of Ben Slater (16), Paul Borrington and Elstone shared an outstanding 282-run partnership to move their side to 325-2 in the 80th over.
Borrington hit his second century in as many days, after his unbeaten 110 in the One-Day Trophy fixture against Worcestershire yesterday, before he was the second man out for 121 off 243 balls (15 fours).
Captain Elstone continued his outstanding innings bringing up his century off just 126 balls, before bringing up his double hundred shortly before the close off only 211 balls, including 27 fours and 3 sixes.
Despite a defiant half-century from Wayne Madsen, Worcestershire claimed victory on the final day at New Road.
Worcestershire declared on their overnight total of 432-9, with Gareth Andrew 71 not out, securing a 231-run first-innings lead.
In reply, Madsen was the standout batsman for the visitors as he batted for over three hours for his 56 (from 139 balls, 8 fours), but Derbyshire lost regular wickets and were all out shortly before tea.
Pakistan Test spinner Saeed Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts returning figures of 4 for 40 off his 20 overs.
Charlie Morris (2-25) and Jack Shantry (2-20) both chipped in with two wickets as Derbyshire were dismissed for 149 in 57 overs and Worcestershire claimed an innings and 64-run win on day four.
An unbeaten century from Paul Borrington helped Derbyshire Second XI secure a six-wicket win over Worcestershire in their One-Day Trophy fixture at Alvaston and Boulton Cricket Club.
Paceman Ben Cotton (3-42 off 9 overs) and all-rounder Alex Hughes (3-67 off 10 overs) both claimed three wickets apiece, while spin bowler Tom Knight returned impressive figures of 2 for 35 off 10 overs as Worcestershire posted 265-8 off their 50 overs.
Opener Richard Oliver top scored for the visitors with 107; while Joe Leach added 56 to help their side post a solid total.
Derbyshire made a good start in reply with Jonathan Clare (25), Ben Slater (26) and Captain Scott Elstone (36) all making useful early contributions which set the foundation for Borrington and Alex Hughes to guide John Sadler’s side to victory with eight balls to spare.
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