Jon Clare starred in his first match of the 2012 campaign to instigate a terrific and clinical victory for Derbyshire against Glamorgan at The SWALEC Stadium to ensure the county continued their 100% start to the season.
The 25-year-old lived up to his all-rounder tag by contributing 21 and 43 with the bat in a low scoring game that saw only one half century – from David Wainwright – as well as delivering magnificent match figures of 11-57 to see the visitors home by 130 runs.
Clare, understandably, was delighted with his overall performance but the Burnley-born man insists it is the win that gives him the most satisfaction.
There were few signs of what was to come as Derbyshire made the worst possible start, having resumed six down in the second innings with a 187 run lead.
However the early dismissals of Clare, who had added three runs to his overnight unbeaten 40, followed by Tom Poynton two balls later for a duck, proved to be just a brief scare as Tony Palladino (21) put on 41 with David Wainwright to take the lead past 200.
See how Jonathan Clare recorded magnificent figures of 5 for 17 before combining with David Wainwright to repair the damage to Derbyshire’s second innings.
While the Cricket Factory will give passing youngsters the opportunity to take part in catching, throwing and batting exercises, representatives of the Club will be registering new Junior Members and engaging with the public about the 2012 summer of cricket.
Find us opposite the Food Court throughout opening hours on both days.
Westfield opening hours this weekend:
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Feel free to pay us a visit.
The publication of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack is synonymous with the start of the county season, so to celebrate the 149th edition of cricket’s most famous book rolling off the presses, we’ve linked up with Wisden to offer you the chance to win one of three free copies.
Wisden has a new editor this year, Lawrence Booth, the youngest man to hold the office for more than 70 years. In his Notes by the Editor he comments perceptively on the major issues facing the sport: Test cricket’s uncertain future, the need for India to strike a balance between power and responsibility, and the ongoing confusion surrounding technology. Booth says cricketers everywhere need to take ownership of the corruption issue, and warns that the gap is growing between England’s Test set-up and the county game.
Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year are Tim Bresnan, Glen Chapple, Alastair Cook, Alan Richardson and Kumar Sangakkara, who is also named as the Leading Cricketer in the World.
Witness how debutant David Wainwright spun his web to magnificent effect taking 6 for 33 after the home side had set their opponents
The 202-run victory means Derbyshire have won their last four games at The County Ground, Derby.
Redfern, who scored his maiden first-class century in the first innings of the match, says Wainwright is just the bowler Derbyshire need as they target a successful campaign.
The young left-hander also talks about wrestling the monkey off his back by scoring the said century, as well as revealing what he said to batting partner Ross Whiteley whilst taking off for the first of the three runs that took him to the landmark.
The 27-year-old left-arm spinner’s heroics ensured a 202-run success for the home side with 8.4 overs remaining, and dark clouds looming ominously, to ensure celebrations at the end of a thrilling day of LV= County Championship cricket.
Beginning the final day on 213-0 in their second innings, leading by 235, Derbyshire quickly lost their overnight centurion, Martin Guptill, who was caught at midwicket, off the bowling of Lee Daggett, for 137.
See how Derbyshire’s bowlers mopped up the Northants’ tail with the minimum of fuss during the morning session and catch the highlights from Martin Guptill and Paul Borrington’s mammoth unbroken stand of 213.
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