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Derbyshire Second XI make winning start

TomTaylorDerbyshire Second XI made a winning start to their Second XI Championship campaign with an innings and 70-run victory over Worcestershire at The 3aaa County Ground.

Resuming on 132-2 following-on, still trailing by 119 runs, Worcestershire were dismissed for 181 shortly before lunch on the final day. 

Mark Turner (3-39 off 13 overs) claimed the early wicket of Leach for 23, before Tom Taylor (pictured above) tore through the visitors’ lower order to complete a five-wicket haul. Taylor finished with impressive figures of 5-24 off 9.2 overs.

Alex Hughes (2-23 off 11 overs) picked up a wicket to go with the one he claimed the day previous, as Worcestershire were dismissed inside 68 overs and John Sadler's side secured a convincing win.

Day One
Derbyshire posted 442-2 declared in their first innings on day one. Captain Scott Elstone top scored with a magnificent 212 not out (28 fours, 3 sixes), while Paul Borrington (112) hit his second century in as many days after his unbeaten 110 in the one-day trophy win the day before. Alex Hughes ended the innings 46 not out.

Day Two
In reply, Worcestershire were dismissed for just 171 shortly after lunch on day two, still trailing Derbyshire by 251 runs. Turner was the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 4-28, while Taylor (3-52) picked up three wickets and Ben Cotton (2-25) chipped in with two. Derbyshire enforced the follow-on and Worcestershire closed the day on 132-2 still trailing by 119 runs. 

Day Three
Worcestershire were all out for 181 just before lunch as Derbyshire sealed a convincing innings and 70-run win. Tom Taylor was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5-24 off 9.2 overs.

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