Hughes and Wood lead seconds to victories

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Written by Danny Painter

Alex Hughes (51) and Tom Wood (42) top-scored as the Derbyshire won both of their Second XI T20s against Lancashire at Westhoughton. 

Tony Palladino took 2-16 as Derbyshire won the opening game of the day by two wickets, while Connor Marshall also claimed two wickets for the cost of 17 runs in the second game, which the visitors won by four runs.

GAME ONE: Derbyshire won by two wickets. 

Tom Wood’s 42 helped Derbyshire to a win over Lancashire in the opening Second XI T20 of the day at Westhoughton.

George Lavelle top-scored for the host with 51, as they posted a total of 141-6 from their 20 overs, which Derbyshire chased down with one ball to spare, after Wood had struck 42 and Tom Lace had made 26.

Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat, with Liam Livingstone and Edward Fluck opening the innings for the hosts.

However, their resistance would only last 12 balls before Livingstone (1) was caught by captain Daryn Smit off Palladino, while Rob Jones was dismissed the same way for a score of four in the fourth over.

Lavelle arrived at the crease with Lancashire 76-4 in the 12th over, and stabilised the innings with a stand of 42-runs for the fifth wicket with Haseeb Hameed (21).

Hameed was dismissed when William Pereira had him caught by Anuj Dal, while Lavelle arrived at his half-century off 34 balls including three fours and two sixes.

Lace opened the batting with Hughes for Derbyshire, with the latter making 11 before being caught by Tom Hartley off Robert Lord, with Dal (16) caught and bowled by Liam Hurt soon after.

With Derbyshire 63-4, Wood came to the middle and complied partnerships of more than 20 runs with Nils Priestley (16) and Alfie Gleadall (9), scoring 42 from 31 balls before being caught by Hameed off Lord.

Tony Palladino scored the winning runs with just one ball of the innings remining, having needed seven runs to win heading into the 20th over.


GAME TWO: Derbyshire won by four runs

A half-century from Hughes helped Derbyshire to a dramatic four-run victory over Lancashire in the final Second XI T20 of the day.

Hughes smashed 51 from 39 balls, while Lace and Harvey Hosein both made 31 as the visitors made 157-4, while Lancashire could only manage 153-8 from their 20 overs, as Derbyshire secured victory.

Having won the toss, Derbyshire elected to bat and the opening pair of Hughes and Lace quickly compiled runs at the top of the order, combining for 79 runs from 62 balls before the latter was caught by Parry off Lord.

Hughes reached his fifty in 38 balls, before being dismissed with the very next delivery, caught by Lavelle off Lord, with Dal (24) was caught by Keaton Jennings off Saqib Mahmood soon after.

Derbyshire posted a total of 157 from their innings, with Daryn Smit hitting an unbeaten 17 from eight deliveries, while Hosein was not out on 31.

Lancashire started the innings positively and managed 35 from the first three overs before Fluck (28) was caught by Redman off Palladino, while Jones was dismissed for 24.

Marshall claimed the wickets of Lavelle (5) and Mahmood (1), as Lancashire entered the final inning of the match needing 15 runs to win the match, but they could only manage ten as Derbyshire secured their second win of the day.

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