Hughes century gives Derbyshire lead

Tuesday 19th July 2016
Written by Danny Painter

Chesney Hughes hit his third century of the season as Derbyshire battled hard to take a lead into the final day of the Specsavers County Championship match versus Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay.

Hughes hit 122, and passed 4,000 career first-class runs in the process, as part of a 182-run stand with Wayne Madsen, who hit 90.

Billy Godleman was the third batsmen of the day to go past fifty, ending the day on 66 not out, as Derbyshire closed Day Three on 413-6 and leading by 72 runs following-on.

After beginning the day on 78-1, trailing by 263 runs following on, the visitors lost just the one wicket in the morning, as Hamish Rutherford fell for 45.

This brought Madsen to the crease to join Hughes and together they brought Derbyshire back into the game. The pair shared a 182-run stand, taking their side from 100-2 to 282-3 shortly before tea.

Hughes reached a superb century off 188 balls, including 13 fours and three sixes, as the 25-year-old passed three figures for the third time this season. He was dismissed just before tea for 122 by Graham Wagg (2-56) with the visitors 297-3.

Madsen, who is the second highest run scorer in Division Two with 860 runs at an average of 61.42, was unable to join his partner on three figures, as he was dismissed for 90 off 175 balls, including 12 fours.

Two more wickets fell in the final session, but Godleman remained resolute on 66 not out at stumps and taking his side into the lead.

He will resume on the final day with Matt Critchley (12*) and Derbyshire leading by 72 runs with four wickets remaining.

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