Sunday, 26 June 2016

Kent v Derbyshire day 1

Kent 354-7 (Northeast 173 not, Ball 66, Palladino 3-69, Davis 3-81)

v Derbyshire

Sam Northeast played a captain's innings for Kent today, steering them from the perils of 90-4 to a fairly satisfied 354-7 by the close.

It was a fine knock that prevented Derbyshire from capitalising on another fine spell by Will Davis. The teenage pace bowler apparently got good swing in the early sessions, before later in the day the batsmen were able to fight back and get a decent score on the board.

Davis suggests that with another couple of years on him he could be quite special, while Tony Palladino showed that experience is something that improves all bowlers with another three wickets. Ben Cotton bowled tidily, but Shiv Thakor was probably not bowling flat out and the Kent batsmen racked up runs against a makeshift spin attack of Madsen, Hughes and Slater.

We'll not know the true value of the score until Derbyshire has batted, of course, but there appear to be no undue perils in the wicket and we shouldn't be too concerned about batting when our turn comes tomorrow.

In closing, I must praise a very disciplined performance by Derbyshire in the field. Only six extras in the day, one bye, three leg byes and two no balls. On a wicket that according to reports flattened out after early assistance, that is a good effort.

More from me tomorrow.


Tim, Chesterfield said...

Is that disciplined purely on numbers as I listened to the commentary when Northeast was shelled by Poynton on four (expensive miss that one) and I'm sure it was stated he was dropped twice on the same score?

Peakfan said...

No Tim, disciplined as in extras..fielding is a very different affair. Yeah, huge miss that one and on such things games turn...

Tim, Chesterfield said...

OK,the number of extras. The same thing and doesn't mean a huge amount on its own.

I wonder if Derbyshire are happy about Chesterfield playing HH and not even using him as a keeper? Can't fathom that one myself.

Peakfan said...

When you see teams giving away 40 to 60 runs in byes, wides and no balls I think it means a lot! As for Harvey, I think that's a fair point, unless he is carrying a finger injury and it is being protected

Gary said...

One worrying thing listening to the commentary of the last couple of games is the slow over rate. The last couple of games we have been on top and then had to have an hour of Madsen, Hughes and Slater running through overs to try and get us back level. Apparently yesterday we were minus 5 at one stage and even trying to force the win against Worcester we were again minus 4 and forced to bowl Chesney for a sustained spell to get us level. Not particularly professional

jasper said...

Denly was dropped twice on four not northeast.