Derbyshire score heavily on Day One

Tuesday 26th March 2019
Written by Tom Skinner

Harvey Hosein hit his second first-class century for Derbyshire as the home side posted 398-5 on Day One of the three-day friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCCU at The Pattonair County Ground.

The wicketkeeper-batsman (138 not out) closed unbeaten with his career-best score as he and Wayne Madsen (123) formed a 187-run partnership to put Derbyshire in a strong position.

Madsen’s century came off 158 balls which was his 28th first-class century for Derbyshire, placing him fourth outright in the list of centurions for Derbyshire, while Josh Holling took 3-56 for the visitors.

Billy Godleman won the toss and elected to bat first as he and Luis Reece shared an opening partnership of 39. Reece (21) was dismissed after Andrew Neal got the breakthrough and Godleman (27) followed after edging to second slip.

Madsen and Tom Lace came to the crease to bring up a fifty partnership as Derbyshire passed 100 in the same over. The pair looked in good touch and Derbyshire went to lunch on 112-2.

However, Derbyshire lost two wickets in the first three overs after the interval as Lace (30) edged to wicketkeeper Johnny Read off the bowling of Stephen Cantwell before Hughes fell an over later without scoring.

Madsen passed his half-century off 84 balls as he and Hosein looked to rebuild after the loss of two wickets in quick succession.

Hosein and Madsen then reached their century partnership to further cement Derbyshire’s opening day dominance, before they both passed their respective milestones within a couple of overs before tea.

Madsen’s century came off 158 balls before Hosein passed 50 shortly after as Derbyshire ended the afternoon session 255-4.

As the evening session began, the same pattern followed for Derbyshire as Madsen and Hosein continued to score well as they closed in on their 200-run partnership.

They fell 13 runs short of the double century partnership as Holling removed Madsen for 123 to claim his third wicket of the innings.

Hosein continued to deal with the threat that the new ball posed as he reached his century off 152 balls to record his second first-class century for Derbyshire.

With Critchley now at the crease, he and Hosein continued to put runs on the board to end the day with their partnership worth 88 runs as Derbyshire finished 398-5.

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