Match Reports

2nd XI One-Day Report: Leicestershire v Derbyshire

2nd XI One-Day Trophy - Leicestershire v Derbyshire, July 2nd 2013; Grace Road

Chris Durham’s 79 and four wickets from Ben Cotton helped Derbyshire Second XI to a convincing five-wicket victory over a strong Leicestershire side.

Derbyshire won the toss and elected to bowl first, and it didn’t take long for the visitors claimed their first wicket as Matt Higginbottom removed first-team regular Josh Cobb in the third over for just five runs.

Ned Eckersley responded with an excellent 112 from just 97 balls, but the rest of the Leicestershire batsman struggled against the Derbyshire attack. Cotton was the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of 4-47 from his eight overs, as the hosts were restricted to 241-9 from their 40 overs.

Stephen Stubbings’ side made a fine start in reply, as Ben Slater and Durham added 121-runs for the opening wicket, before Slater as run out for 46 off 57 balls.

Durham, however, continued his impressive innings top scoring with 79 from 93 balls moving the visitors onto 150-2 in the 27th over.

And it was left to Scott Elstone to guide Derbyshire over the line, as the all-rounder hit seven fours and a six in his knock of 60 from 35 balls, as the visitors reached their victory target with seven balls to spare and five wickets in hand.  

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