Derbyshire bowling unit shines on Day One

Friday 2nd June 2017
Written by Danny Painter

An impressive bowling display saw Derbyshire dismiss Nottinghamshire for 229 on Day One of the Specsavers County Championship match at Trent Bridge.

Surrey loan signing Conor McKerr set the tone for the bowling performance, picking up his first of two debut wickets with the tenth delivery of the morning. Tony Palladino took four and Tom Taylor two as Derbyshire took all three bowling bonus points.

Luis Reece fell early in the Derbyshire reply and Shiv Thakor was out to the last ball of the day as Derbyshire closed on 52-2 from 18.4 overs in their first innings.

McKerr struck in his first over in Specsavers County Championship cricket, Jake Libby caught by Wayne Madsen at first slip for four.

Steven Mullaney and Cheteshwar Pujara added 56 for the second wicket before Palladino removed the dangerous Pujara for 29, the India batsman caught by Daryn Smit low to his right from an outside edge.

Rain forced an early lunch and the hosts scored quickly after the interval, Mullaney reaching his half-century in 78 balls, including 11 fours.

Samit Patel hit five fours as he reached 28 before he was out to Palladino, bowled with the score 131-3.

The Derbyshire seamer had his third wicket in his next over, Mullaney playing round a straight delivery and bowled for 76. Luis Reece got the fifth wicket soon after, Michael Lumb (8) edging through to Madsen at first slip who took a held the catch.

McKerr had his second wicket in the hour before tea, reducing Nottinghamshire to 168-6, Chris Read (8) edging through to Smit who took another catch low to his right.

Riki Wessels and Brett Hutton recovered for the hosts, guiding Nottinghamshire past 200 in the 54th over. The pair added 32 for the seventh wicket, before Taylor dismissed Wessels (39) shortly after the tea interval, caught behind by Smit.

Taylor then bowled Hutton for nine, bringing Luke Fletcher to the crease with the score on 209-8. He was lbw to Palladino for three, before Harry Gurney was last man out, bowled by Jeevan Mendis for two.

Nottinghamshire were all out for 229 in 67 overs, with Godleman and Reece opening the Derbyshire reply.

The pair added 25 for the first wicket either side of a rain break, before Reece was caught by Wessels off Wood for 17. New batsman, Shiv Thakor, was out in the last over of the day, caught by Patel in the slips off Hutton for 13.

Godleman finished on 18 not out and Derbyshire will resume their innings on 52-2, 177 runs behind.

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