Billy Godleman batted throughout Derbyshire’s second innings for a fine unbeaten 105, but his side were dismissed for 210 as Middlesex claimed victory by 117 runs at Lord’s.
The Derbyshire captain was at his defiant best, but was unable to build any lasting partnerships as Tim Murtagh picked up 4-55 and Ethan Bamber claimed 3-35 to bowl Middlesex to victory on the final day.
Derbyshire return to The 3aaa County Ground on Monday to face Gloucestershire in the final game of the 2018 season, with the hosts chasing a fifth win of the campaign.
Four-day cricket is back! Derbyshire host their final Specsavers County Championship match of the season against Gloucestershire from Monday 24 September. Buy your tickets in advance and save.