Bowlers toil on even Day Two

Wednesday 15th May 2019
Written by Tom Skinner

Tony Palladino and Hamidullah Qadri took two wickets apiece in Derbyshire’s Second XI Championship match against Durham at The Pattonair County Ground.

Connor Marshall and Fynn Hudson Prentice also claimed a wicket each as Durham declared on 301-6, before Derbyshire closed Day Two with the score at 41-2.

Durham resumed on 14-1 overnight, and Derbyshire got off to a good start as Palladino took his second of the innings to reduce the visitors to 52-3.

However, experienced batsman Will Smith and Sol Bell came together for the visitors to steady the ship and put on an 82-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Smith fell for 64 but Bell (69) continued alongside wicket-keeper batsman Stuart Poynter (60) as both hit half-centuries to take the score to 241-6.

Brydon Carse (43 not out) and Josh Coughlin (34 not out) kept the scoreboard ticking for Durham before declaring on 301-6, in an attempt to force a result in the match.

In reply, Derbyshire were reduced to 32-2 as Tyler McGladdery (18) and Dinnie (13) both fell, as Tom Wood (7 not out) and Anuj Dal (2 not out) remained unbeaten overnight with the score 41-2.

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