The Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby claimed a 26-run win versus Leicestershire Academy on Wednesday.
Ryan Bramwell (113) hit a century, before Callum Parkinson claimed 4-59 to seal victory for AJ Harris’ Academy side. They were also pleased to welcome back Callum Brodrick who made his first appearance for 12 months due to illness.
Derbyshire won the toss and elected to bat first and although George Sellers (9) and Archie Gleadall (5) were dismissed early on, the team were able to make strides through Bramwell (113) and Parkinson (76).
The pair struck up an effective partnership, sharing 173 runs for the third wicket to move their side to 189-3. Cameron Ball added 38, including a 61-run stand with Bramwell, as Derbyshire closed their 50-over innings on 293-6.
Parkinson would continue to lead by example as captain, chalking up bowling figures of 4-59 in ten overs including the dismissal of Cammish (48) and D Sayer (0) within four balls of each other.
His impressive display would also account for the break-up of a dangerous 89-run partnership between Leicestershire’s Gilford (73) and Nightingale (15).
Victory was in sight as Sellers (1-47) took the wicket of Read which ultimately halted Leicestershire’s efforts as Derbyshire secured a 26-run victory.