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Palladino chuffed with match-winning haul

Friday 7th September 2018
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Written by Danny Painter

Tony Palladino says he was chuffed to help Derbyshire claim victory against Glamorgan as the paceman picked up his maiden 10-wicket match haul.

The 35-year-old took 6-29 in the first innings to help dismiss Glamorgan for 121, before returning 4-52 second time around as Derbyshire claimed a dominant win by 169 runs at The 3aaa County Ground.

Palladino said: “I’m thrilled. It was a massive game for me, but I’m so chuffed with the win. Every County Championship win is brilliant.

“It’s my first 10-fer. I’ve had 10 wickets in a second team game and Ben Debenham was umpiring that as well so we had a laugh out there about that.

“I wasn’t sure it was going to come, but Hogan came out and played a few shots and luckily one popped up.

“We said this morning let’s do what we did in the first innings and hit the top of off stump and suffocate them and don’t let them get anywhere. If they do get a partnership, make sure the scoreboard is on our side and that’s what we did.

“We had a huge session which set the tone and we were able to wrap up the game tonight because with the rain if we hadn’t done so well in the morning we might have been going into tomorrow.

“Luckily it stopped long enough for us to get back out and we were able to get the job done. We are all chuffed to bits.”

Next up for Derbyshire is a trip to Northamptonshire, starting on Monday. Palladino is expecting similar conditions at Wantage Road, with the hosts likely to play four seam bowlers, and the quick hopes his side can maintain winning ways.

He added: “This season it seems to be doing a bit at Northampton. They play four seamers and generally leave a bit of grass on it, so we will see what happens and we may be on a similar track to this week.

“It’s always a tough game against Northamptonshire, so we must make sure we rest up and we get ready for the next game.

“We want to end the season well so it should be a good contest.”

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