Derbyshire folded dramatically to a combination of spin and seam as Kent cruised to a seven wicket victory in the Division Two match at Derby.
James Tredwell and Calum Haggett ripped through Derbyshire on the final morning at Derby to leave Kent chasing 175 for victory.
A superb maiden double-hundred from Sean Dickson rescued Kent after Shiv Thakor had given another impressive display of his potential on the third day of the Division Two match against Derbyshire at Derby.
The team with the worst record in the history of English Twenty20 cricket beat the team with the best as Derbyshire upset defending NatWest Blast champions Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.
The Kiwi connection has served Derbyshire well down the years and the county are hoping it will boost their NatWest T20 Blast chances this summer.
Graeme Welch wants more from his Derbyshire side as they prepare to open their T20 campaign on Saturday.
Hamish Rutherford batted himself back into form with 68 as Derbyshire ground out a draw on a severely rain-affected day at Chelmsford.
Derbyshire face two tricky days at the crease if they are to prevent Essex extending their lead at the top of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two.
Wirksworth and Middleton CC II emerged at sunny Wirksworth with an important victory from a fluctuating and well-balanced game, played in a commendably sporting spirit.
Nick Browne rediscovered the form that brought him five centuries last season as he anchored Essex’s innings at Chelmsford.
Chesney Hughes says he couldn’t have asked for a better start to his season, but insists he won’t be complacent as he aims to secure his place at the top of the order.
Sussex will be looking for a repeat of day one after heavy rain prevented any play on day three of the match against Derbyshire at Derby.
Graeme Welch wanted Derbyshire to develop a harder edge to their game this season and the signs from the opening matches have been encouraging.
Billy Godleman was controversially reprieved on the final afternoon of their Championship at Wantage Road as Derbyshire comfortably batted out for a draw against Northamptonshire today.
A moment of controversy soured the final afternoon at Wantage Road with Billy Godleman standing his ground after a fair catch was claimed by Jake Libby.
An extraordinary innings of 97 in 69 balls from Rory Kleinvelt put Northamptonshire in charge against Derbyshire at Wantage Road.
Shiv Thakor and Andy Carter shared a whirlwind stand of 48 for the 10th wicket to give Derbyshire three batting points and a handy total of 324 on the second day at Northampton. But afternoon rain prevented them making any progress with the ball as Northamptonshire made 66 for 0 in reply, trailing by 258.
Shiv Thakor and Andy Carter shared a whirlwind stand of 48 for the 10th wicket to give Derbyshire three batting points and a handy total of 324 on the second day at Northampton.
A three-wicket maiden by bowler Matthew Wright and a half-century by skipper Dougie Briggs failed to earn the result they deserved in Darley Dale’s second match of the new Derbyshire County League season.
Shiv Thakor and Tony Palladino shared a century stand for the eighth wicket as Derbyshire recovered from 161 for 7 to post 275 for 8 on the first day at Northamptonshire.
If a relaxed state of mind is a key factor in achievement, then Wayne Madsen should be on course for a prolific season.
Lingering hopes of a positive outcome to Derbyshire’s match against Glamorgan at Derby were not so much put on ice as frozen out by a spectacular storm midway through the final afternoon.
Saturday saw the start of the cricket season and an optimistic Matlock looked to put their previous season behind them.
A fourth wicket for Michael Hogan denied Derbyshire a fourth batting point on the final morning of the match against Glamorgan.
Former Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen fell short of a notable milestone as Glamorgan’s bowlers hit back on the third day of the match at Derby.
Wayne Madsen missed out on a second century of the season as Glamorgan’s bowlers hit back on the third afternoon of the game at Derby.