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Derbyshire 2nd XI 222 (56.1 overs) and 376 (96.3 overs)

Warwickshire 2nd XI 573-5 dec. (117.0 overs) and 27-0 (2.3 overs)

Warwickshire won by 10 wickets Warwickshire 23 points Derbyshire 3 points

Day 1

After winning the toss and batting Derbyshire found progress difficult against a strong Warwickshire attack that included Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Boyd Rankin, returning for his seasonal debut after injury.

Hannon-Dalby struck twice in his opening four overs, removing Ali and Broderick with just 13 runs on the board, before MacDonnell 40 with Wood 68, then added 75 for the third wicket until Rankin had MacDonnell caught behind by Mellor.

George Panayi ripped out the middle-order with the wickets of Critchley, Hosen and ex-Bear Tom Milnes, while wickets from Spencer, Adair and a second for Rankin left the visitors with a disappointing 222 from just a little more than 56 overs.

There was sufficient time for 45 overs before stumps on the first day, by when Warwickshire had a one run lead with Liam Banks unbeaten on 120 and Matthew Lamb on 51. Curran 45 and Hammond 0 were the only wickets to fall, after Curran had shared an opening century partnership with Banks.

Day 2

The second day was dominated by Warwickshire’s batsmen with Banks finally dismissed for 181 from 244 deliveries, including 25 fours and six sixes and Lamb for 113 after the third wicket pair had added 194 runs.

Alex Mellor 94 and Aaron Thomason, unbeaten on 91, then produced the third century partnership of the innings, adding 163 for the fifth wicket before Warwickshire declared their first innings on 573-5 from 117overs.

With sufficient time for 32 overs, Warwickshire captured three Derbyshire second innings wickets, shared between Hannon-Dalby, Spencer and Panayi as Derbyshire went to stumps on 142-3 still trailing by 209 runs.

Picture by Tony Marsh

Day 3

Broderick 45 and Critchley kept Warwickshire at bay on the final morning for 15 overs until Adair trapped Broderick lbw, while wicket-keeper Hosen 27 with determined support from the lower middle-order continued to make progress difficult for Warwickshire.

Critchley completed his century and was last man out for 135 with Derbyshire holding a 25 run lead, having avoided an innings defeat.

For Warwickshire, Adair 3-55 and Thomason 2-42 were the most successful bowlers, with a wicket each for Hannon-Dalby, Spencer, Panayi and Rankin as nine different bowlers were used.

Curran 21* and Banks 4* saw Warwickshire home to an emphatic 10 wicket victory, taking just 15 deliveries to reach their target.