Cricket Derbyshire Academy, in partnership with the University of Derby man Callum Brodrick top-scored with 55 but Derbyshire Second XI were bowled out for 175 on Day One versus MCC Universities.
MCCU skipper Alexander Lilley chose to field first in the match taking place at Weetwood, North Leeds, and his decision was ratified as, out of the visitors’ top seven, only opening batsman Charlie Macdonell was able to create a significant knock, scoring 34.
By the time trialist Gurman Randhawa was eighth man out, Derbyshire were 81-8 with wickets shared between the MCCU pacemen.
That brought Brodwick and Rob Peat together who showed a degree of resistance to add 44 for the ninth wicket before Bobby Gamble (4-40) had Peat lbw on 21 for his fourth wicket of the innings.
Last man in, Academy ‘keeper James Sookias, aided Brodrick well to ensure that their side would post a competitive score in their first innings. Brodrick was out shortly after reaching his half-century and the Seconds were all out for 175 with Sookias left unbeaten on 16.
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