Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Derbyshire v Essex Day 1 - Tea

Wonderful batting by Chris Rogers, ably assisted by Garry Park and Dan Redfern has given us a great springboard for this game.

244-2 at tea, Rogers 127 not out. If we can carry on in this vein, maximum batting points will come sometime tomorrow morning, though the innings belies the amount of help there has been for the bowlers.

Still, it has all been about Derbyshire so far. Rogers so correct, so punishing on the bad ball, Park equally dismissive of anything short or overpitched and Redfern looking every inch the top young talent that he is.

More at the close, but for now, if this was a boxing match, two rounds to Derbyshire.

Scores elsewhere not quite going our way, with Northants fighting back well. Still, we can only win our match, the rest will sort itself.

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