Tom Lace made it back-to-back career-best scores in the Specsavers County Championship as he struck 83 on Day One versus Gloucestershire at The Bristol County Ground.
The 20-year-old Middlesex loanee top-scored, while Harvey Hosein (41) as well as Luis Reece and Matt Critchley (both 39) made scores which helped Derbyshire to 256-7 at the close.
The visitors will resume in the morning of Day Two hoping to push towards 300 and then claim early Gloucestershire wickets.
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