Madsen hits ton in narrow defeat to Yorkshire

Wayne Madsen hit a century as Derbyshire posted their highest List A score against Yorkshire Vikings, but ultimately lost by 15 runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Headingley.

Hardus Viljoen claimed a wicket in his fourth over for the Club and Jeevan Mendis took 2-59, but a well-made 140 from Peter Handscomb helped Yorkshire Vikings post 349-7 from their 50 overs.

Madsen’s 112 in a partnership worth 117 with Daryn Smit, who was unbeaten on 77, gave Derbyshire hope of chasing 350 to win, but wickets fell at regular intervals and the Falcons fell short of their target, finishing on 334-8.

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After winnings the toss and electing to field first, Viljoen got the breakthrough for Derbyshire with his first wicket for the Club. Alex Lees was caught by Madsen at backward point for 26, Yorkshire 59-1. Adam Lyth (35) fell soon after, caught by Alex Hughes off Shiv Thakor (1-46) as he looked for the boundary.

Jack Leaning was out for 39, caught by Madsen off Matt Critchley, before Handscomb and Gary Ballance added 156 for the fourth wicket.

Mendis broke the partnership and took two wickets in as many deliveries. First, Ballance was caught by Madsen for 63, before Handscomb (140) was stumped by Smit after playing and missing.

Smit was in the action three overs later, reacting quickly to shy at the stumps, with a direct hit running Tim Bresnan out for five. A second run-out followed three balls later, this time Madsen’s direct hit dismissing Azeem Rafiq for three.

Matthew Waite finished with an unbeaten 16 and Matthew Fisher was eight not out as the hosts closed on 349-7 from 50 overs.

Billy Godleman and Ben Slater opened the Derbyshire chase, but Godleman fell in the fifth over, caught in the slips by Lyth off Bresnan for 11.

Thakor (9) was bowled in the eighth over by Ben Coad, bringing Madsen to the crease. He added 53 with Slater for the third wicket, before the opener was bowled by Matthew Waite for 43 which included four fours and one six.

Coming in at five, Alex Hughes (1) was caught behind by Handscomb off Fisher, Derbyshire falling to 87-4. Mendis hit two fours in his 17 before he was caught on the boundary by Leaning off Karl Carver, Derbyshire 126-5.

Madsen, who batted nicely as wickets fell around him, reached his half-century from 53 balls, including four fours and one six.

He added 117 with Smit and brought up his well-made century in 96 balls, with ten fours and two sixes, before he was out to Coad, caught by Lyth for 112 in the 43rd over.

Luis Reece was out in the same over, caught by Ballance for one, Derbyshire 246-7. Smit reached his maiden half-century for Derbyshire soon after, achieving the landmark in 52 balls, including four fours.

He put on 88 for the eighth wicket with Critchley, who made 49 from just 21 balls, before he was caught by Leaning off Coad (4-63) in the final over. Smit finished on an unbeaten 77 as Derbyshire fell 16 runs short of their target.

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