Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Worcestershire v Derbyshire day 1

Worcestershire 255-6 (Clarke 117 not, Cotton 3-46, Milnes 2-46) 

v Derbyshire

Not a bad effort today by a young Derbyshire attack, keeping things tight and under three an over all day.

They might have hoped for greater success after opting to bowl, but a fine century by Joe Clarke, one of the county circuit's finest young batsmen, kept them at bay.

Tony Palladino bowled beautifully all day and finally got a deserved wicket before the close, but Ben Cotton and Tom Milnes took the lion's share of the wickets and we will hope to strike early tomorrow and limit the first innings to under 350.

If they can do that, there will be few complaints - then it is up to the batsmen to do their stuff.

More from me tomorrow.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again no Chesney hughes who has 800 runs at 50 this season if he is injured fair enough if he is refusing to play then his contact should be terminated but the continued silence is a disgrace

Tim, Chesterfield said...

It's OK. Well play with five batsman and six number tens; you aren't supposed to notice.

Peakfan said...

More than a little unfair Tim. That they are lower order is unquestionable but most of them can handle the willow pretty well.

Peakfan said...

More than a little unfair Tim. That they are lower order is unquestionable but most of them can handle the willow pretty well.

Peakfan said...

More than a little unfair Tim. That they are lower order is unquestionable but most of them can handle the willow pretty well.

Tim, Chesterfield said...

Slightly unfair - it's actually only four batsman though in reality!