Hughes was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with figures of 2 for 35 before top-scoring with 59 off 53 balls as the Falcons lost to the Foxes by 134 runs.
The Anguillan born left-hander followed a mean bowling display with a brutal half-century in the 40-over match at North Stars Cricket Club. But a required total of 307 proved to be beyond the Falcons after Josh Cobb’s century for the Foxes.
Karl Krikken’s men were up with the required rate early in their reply as Jonathan Clare (24 off 20 balls) matched Hughes for power in an opening stand of 54 in 7.2 overs.
David Wainwright is set for his Derbyshire debut as the Falcons take on Leicestershire in a 40-over fixture at North Stars, Barbados, tomorrow.
Late changes to the Barbados tour schedule mean that Derbyshire will now be based at North Stars Cricket Club for the majority of their cricket during the next ten days.
The Falcons’ touring party are enjoying their first net session at the North West outpost of the Island today.
With the countdown to the 2012 season well and truly underway, adult membership cards have now been sent out in the post.
The club’s award-winning Junior membership – which is now closing in on 1,000 juniors – will also be receiving their cards by the middle of next week.
Derbyshire’s first Boundary Club Luncheon of 2012 was a success on Wednesday, 14th March, as 120+ people gathered in the Gateway Centre at The County Ground to listen to the recollections of former professional footballer and current BBC pundit Steve Claridge.
As well as the speech, the afternoon event, which typically runs from 12pm to 2:30pm, also included an interview with Wayne Madsen, who outlined his plans and expectations for the forthcoming season; which begins officially at The County Ground on Thursday, April 5th.
With traditional Afternoon Tea a highly popular and quintessentially English pastime, The County Ground will be the place to be to enjoy high quality mid afternoon refreshments in 2012, delivered by our renowned caterers, Jenkinsons, and dedicated Derbyshire staff.
As the cricket season draws ever closer, the club is encouraging Members to help maximise support for Karl Krikken’s men on the opening match of the LV=County Championship.
Derbyshire is giving members the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of family and friends to Day Two of the opening match against Northants - absolutely FREE.
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