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Friday, 14 June 2013

County Cricket

Derbyshire Vs Essex  - Leek CC. 9th July



A lovely afternoon with blue skies and a good sized crowd. Myself and Matty settled down to watch an afternoon of 579 runs

Derbyshire bat first and score their highest ever competitive one day score of 321 - 5 with a great innings from their star overseas West Indian player Shivnarine Chanderpaul who hit an unbeaten 85 runs

 

 
well supported by South African Wayne Madsen

 
Essex bowlers toiled, Graham Napier had little success

 
Sajid Mahmood did manage 2 wickets

 
one of the few positive moments for Essex as they toiled in the field

 
Alex Hughes reaches his fifty
 

 
record score

 
 
Essex were never really up with the run rate and lost wickets at too regular intervals with the early wickets taken by South African Tim Groenewald and  Mark Turner
 
 
 

although Graham Napier and Mark Petini rallied for a while
 




 
 
With 15 overs left and only 3 wickets all looked lost, even with a late flurry from Essex it wasn't enough and they eventually fell short by 63 runs, finishing on 258 all out
 
A cracking day with Matty who luckily does enjoy his cricket and managed to stay awake for the entire 7 hours. 

2 comments:

Stewart M said...

Thats a few more runs than Essex!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the cricket game.
Have a great weekend.
Regards, Irma