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Knight ton guides Second XI to Trophy win

TomKnightTom Knight’s magnificent century led Derbyshire Second XI to a 29-run victory against Yorkshire in the One-Day Trophy fixture at Swarkestone Cricket Club.

After electing to bat first, Derbyshire were going along steadily without scoring heavily to move to 157-3 after 40 overs. The last 10 overs, however, brought about 78 runs as the hosts finished their innings on 235-7.

Opener Knight’s good form with the bat continued as he starred with a terrific century, hitting 125 off as many balls, including 15 fours and one six, before he was finally dismissed in the final overs, run out by a direct hit from the boundary by Jack Leaning.

Tony Palladino as the next highest scorer with 22 as the hosts set the visitors a difficult chase.

Yorkshire started well with Dan Hodgson and Jack Leaning added 126 for the fourth wicket. In their stand, which covered 24 overs, they hit just seven boundaries and one six and ran the rest.

But when Dan Hodgson was given lbw to Palladino for 83, the wheels came off to an unbelievable extent as the remaining six wickets fell for just 33 runs, as the White Rose finished 29 runs short on 205-9. 

Tom Taylor (4-33) was the main destroyer. His figures included a spell of 3-3 in 10 deliveries and the last 10 overs produced 33 dot balls, as Derbyshire Seconds claimed victory.

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