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Second XI claim back-to-back T20 wins

SecondXIDerbyshire Second XI claimed back-to-back Twenty20 victories against Yorkshire Second XI at The 3aaa County Ground.

A number of first team players featured in both fixtures as the squad completed their final preparations ahead of the new NatWest T20 Blast campaign, which begins on Friday against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

In Game 1, Tom Knight top scored with an unbeaten 32, while Ben Slater added 21 as Derbyshire posted 117-8 off their 20 overs.

In reply, Yorkshire slipped to 20-6 thanks to some superb bowling from the Derbyshire seamers. Mark Turner began the rot before returning figures of 2 for 16 off his four overs, while Matt Higginbottom was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 11 off four overs.

Andrew Hodd added 36 to give his side hope of reaching their victory target, but two wickets from Tony Palladino (2 for 19 off 3.3 overs) helped dismissed the visitors for just 91 to hand Derbyshire a 26-run victory.

DERBYSHIRE: C.Hughes, Borrington, Slater, Ali, Cork, Knight, Palladino, Hosein, Hassan, Turner, Higginbottom.

In Game 2, Yorkshire batted first and posted 121-8 thanks to 34 from Robinson and 27 from Rhodes. Jonathan Clare was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2 for 7 off his two overs, while Wes Durston (1 for 11 off three overs), Mark Footitt (1 for 25 off three overs), Tim Groenewald (1 for 28 off three overs), Scott Elstone (1 for 16 off two overs) and Chesney Hughes (1 for 8 off two overs) all claimed one apiece.

In reply, Chesney Hughes (30) got his side off to a quick start, before Elstone (27 not out) and wicketkeeper Gareth Cross (34 not out) guided their side over the line to seal a four-wicket victory.

DERBYSHIRE: C.Hughes, Slater, Durston, Madsen, Elstone, A.Hughes, Clare, Cross, Wainwright, Groenewald, Footitt


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