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Cork takes four on Day One

Tuesday 13th September 2016
Written by Danny Painter

Greg Cork took 4-68 for Derbyshire Second XI as 10 wickets fell on Day One of the three-day friendly against  Leicestershire at Desborough. 

Despite the bowling efforts of the left-arm paceman, the first day belonged to Leicester all-rounder Ben Raine, who scored 140 with the bat before firing two early blows with the ball to restrict Derbyshire to 51-2 at the close of play. 

After being asked to bowl first, Cork struck twice in consecutive overs to restrict Leicestershire to 27-2. The paceman had captain Lewis Hill caught for 13 before new batsman Tom Wells was dismissed for a six-ball duck. 

With the score on 70-3, Raine and Evans offered a period of consolidation with a 75-run partnership before Cork had Evans pinned leg before for 60. Ben Slawanski took 2-79, including the scalp of Harry Swindells (30) to break a stand of 89 with Raine.

The Leicestershire  all-rounder reached 140 off 153 balls before his authority at the crease was finally eroded when he succumb to the medium pace of Jordan Clark. 

Raine continued his prowess in the match when he had both opening batsmen Clarke (6) and Sam Kershaw (12) back in the changing room with the score on 25-2.

Chris Whittock (23*) and Slawanksi (6*) saw out the remaining overs in the day, as Derbyshire trail Leicestershire by 330 runs. 

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