Match Reports

Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval September 2011

Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval on 12 to 14 September: LV County Championship: Division 2
Date: 12-09-2011
Tournament: LV=CC

Report by: John Brown
Match Result: Surrey (24 points) beat Derbyshire (2) by an innings and 126 runs

Derbyshire finished their season with a match against Surrey who needed to win if they were to have a chance of gaining promotion to the First Division. It seemed that the cricketing fates were on Surrey’s side and against Derbyshire (and Northamptonshire!) right from the start.

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Derbyshire v Kent at Derby September 2011

Derbyshire v Kent at Derby on 7 to 10 September: LV County Championship: Division 2
Date: 07-09-2011
Tournament: LV=CC

Report by: John Brown
Match Result: Derbyshire (24 points) beat Kent (1) by 101 runs

The weather forecast for the four days of Derbyshire’s last home championship match was most unpromising, but only fifteen overs were lost in total. The start on the first day was delayed by forty-five minutes when Kent asked Derbyshire to bat first on a pitch which looked likely to help the seam bowlers. The early batsmen had to work hard to survive and they did not reach fifty, for the loss of one wicket, until the nineteenth over.

Read more: Derbyshire v Kent at Derby September 2011

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