A Fynn Hudson-Prentice century wasn’t enough for the Derbyshire Second XI as they lost by nine wickets against Worcestershire seconds in the Second XI Trophy.
Hudson-Prentice (103) and Connor Marshall (29) put on 108 for the eighth wicket after Derbyshire had been were 98/7 after 25 overs. Pat Brown and Ari Karvelas starred with the ball taking three wickets each for Worcestershire.
In response, Marshall took Derbyshire’s only wicket as Angus Robson scored a century to get Worcestershire over the line.
Derbyshire’s first wicket fell within the first powerplay. Tyler McGladdery (9) was dismissed by Brown after being caught by Zain Ul-Hassan to leave Derbyshire 19/1
Shortly after the powerplay, Karvelas struck with the wickets of both Jessie Dinnie (18) and Thomas Wood (8) in the 12th over with Derbyshire 44/3.
Saf Imtiaz (27) and Leus du Plooy (17) tried to rebuild for Derbyshire but the partnership ended at 39. Ul-Hassan dismissed them both in the 20th over.
Two wickets fell shortly after. Daryn Smit (1) was caught lbw by Brown whilst Sodhi (0) was also dismissed when he was caught and bowled by Brown. This left Derbyshire 98/7.
This brought Marshall to the crease with Hudson-Prentice to put on their 108-run partnership for the eighth wicket.
Karvelas broke the partnership after his delivery was caught by Ed Bragg to dismiss Marshall with Derbyshire now 206/8.
Hudson-Prentice then brought up his century off 75 balls, cracking nine fours and two sixes in his innings.
The final two wickets fell in quick succession. Bragg got his only two wickets of the innings dismissing Hudson-Prentice and Qadri (2) to set Worcestershire’s target at 235.
The hosts made a strong start to their innings, with Robson and Olly Westbury (47) putting on a stand on 118 runs in little over 24 overs. After Westbury was caught by Wood off the bowling of Marshall, D’Oliveira arrived at the crease.
During a partnership of 118 with the centurion Robson, D’Oliveira struck 72 runs, which included six fours and two sixes in his 66-ball charge.
Robson was measured throughout his innings, hitting a century in 115 balls and hitting 10 fours.
Worcestershire chased down Derbyshire’s total in 44 overs to secure the victory.
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