Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Hartley takes five as seconds beat Nottinghamshire

Derbyshire 419-4 declared and second innings forfeit

Nottinghamshire 69-1 declared and 287 (Hartley 5-62, Qadri 3-40)

Derbyshire won by 63 runs

A win is a win and our second team forced a last afternoon win after three declarations against Nottinghamshire at Lady Bay.

Charlie Hartley, on trial from Kent, took 5-62 and Hamidullah Qadri took 3-40 as our opponents never got close, although an astonishing 46 no balls by the Derbyshire bowlers gave the figures a little artificial  massaging.

Nonetheless  the win was wrapped up in mid-afternoon and there is something satisfying about one achieved by pace at one end and spin at the other.

I'd be surprised if we didn't have another look at Hartley, who seems a talented lad worthy of another opportunity at first class level.

Wickets also for James Taylor and Alfie Gleadall in the win which is an excellent start to the club's summer.

Now for Derby, on Friday!

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