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Davis and White impress on Day One vs Australia

Thursday 23rd July 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

First-class debutants Will Davis (3-63) and Harry White (2-85) were amongst the wickets on Day One of the Bell & Co Tourist Fixture versus Australia at The 3aaa County Ground.

Davis claimed three wickets, including the scalp of Australia Captain Michael Clarke, while fellow Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby graduate White also impressed claiming two wickets.

Australia opening batsmen David Warner (101) and Shaun Marsh (101) both retired out after scoring centuries, with Shane Watson and Mitchell Marsh also making fifties on an entertaining first day, in which Australia reached 413-9 at stumps.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia began brightly with Warner and Shaun Marsh showing their class to go unbeaten throughout the morning session.

Warner brought up a well-made century off just 108 balls, including 13 fours and one six, shortly after lunch before retiring out on 101. Australia Captain Clarke was the new man, but he was dismissed for 16 as he became 19-year-old Davis’ maiden first-class wicket.

The England Under-19s bowler then struck in his next over as Adam Voges was trapped lbw for just one to leave Australia 197-3.

Mitchell Marsh joined his brother Shaun in the middle and the pair guided the tourists to 253-3 at the tea interval before the latter became the second Australia batsman to retire, after reaching his century in the evening session.

White grabbed his first wicket in first-class cricket as he had Mitchell Marsh caught behind by Harvey Hosein, after the all-rounder had scored 53, to leave the visitors 302-6.

Watson played fluently as he made 61 from 45 balls before White had him caught by Hosein once again, this time down the leg side, to bring an end to an entertaining cameo.

Tony Palladino grabbed his first wicket as he clean bowled wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for 32 with Ben Slater running out Peter Siddle for two shortly after with a direct hit.

Australia closed on 413-9 to round off a good first day in the Bell & Co Tourist Fixture. Day Two begins on Friday at 11am at The 3aaa County Ground. Tickets available on the gate.

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