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Full name Chesney Francis Hughes
Born January 20, 1991, Anguilla
Current age 23 years 46 days
Major teams Anguilla, Derbyshire, Leeward Islands, West Indies Under-19s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class debut||Middlesex v Derbyshire at Lord's, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Middlesex at Derby, Aug 20-23, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Jamaica v West Indies Under-19s at Enmore, Oct 19, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Anguilla v Barbados at Coolidge, Jul 18, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 28, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|74||Derbyshire||v Hampshire||Derby||26 Aug 2013||LA|
|7||Derbyshire||v Essex||Colchester||25 Aug 2013||LA|
|16, 3||Derbyshire||v Middlesex||Derby||20 Aug 2013||FC|
|24||Derbyshire||v Durham||Derby||15 Aug 2013||LA|
|15||Derbyshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||13 Aug 2013||LA|
|80||Derbyshire||v Surrey||The Oval||11 Aug 2013||LA|
|13, 34||Derbyshire||v Sussex||Hove||2 Aug 2013||FC|
|34||Derbyshire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||28 Jul 2013||T20|
|5||Derbyshire||v Leics||Derby||26 Jul 2013||T20|
|46||Derbyshire||v Notts||Nottingham||23 Jul 2013||T20|
Chesney Hughes confirmed his potential as one of the most promising young batsmen in county cricket in his first season with Derbyshire in 2010. A gutsy 41 on his first-class debut against the likes of Steven Finn, Tim Murtagh and Iain O'Brien at Lord's in early May hinted at his tenacity. Two weeks later, he struck his maiden first-class century against Gloucestershire in a County Championship Division Two match at Derby, reaching three figures in only his fifth Championship innings at the age of 19.
A left-handed batsman and a more-than-useful left-arm finger spinner, Hughes was born in Anguilla and played youth cricket for Leeward Islands before making his senior debut for Anguilla in the Stanford Twenty20 competition in 2006. A British passport holder, he departed for England in 2009 and after finding a place in Derbyshire's Second XI in 2009 was awarded a three-year contract with the county in June 2010.
After two good seasons in 2010 and 2011, Hughes endured a frustrating 2012. Derbyshire preferred Paul Borrington in the Championship side at the start of the season and the wet weather limited opportunities for Hughes to catch the eye in the Second XI. When he did regain his place in June, he lost it after just one appearance with the arrival of Usman Khawaja as overseas player.
But he was one of the few Derbyshire players to have happy memories of their Division One campaign in 2013. He began the season by striking an unbeaten 270 against Yorkshire at Headingley, the second highest individual innings in Derbyshire history. He only added another 366 for the rest of the Championship season, but he was Derbyshire;s top scorer in the 40-over game.
At the time of his debut, Hughes became only the third Anguillan to play county cricket, following Omari Banks and a former Hampshire favourite, Cardigan Connor. It was Connor who recommended the teenager to Derbyshire head of cricket John Morris in early 2009 when he was playing for Fleetwood in the North Lancashire League.
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