June 30, 2001

Derbyshire unable to match Aymes and Udal partnership

Derbyshire faced the prospect of defeat inside three days after being forced to follow-on 243 behind.

Hampshire pace bowlers Alan Mullally and Neil Johnson each took four wickets as Derbyshire were shot out for 140 in reply to the Hampshire first innings total of 383.

Derbyshire were left with four overs at the end of the day and finished with ten without loss in their second innings. Mullally finished with a figure of four for 30 while Johnson took all the last four wickets in a six-over spell at a personal cost of 20.

Derbyshire's top scorer was Matthew Dowman who made 35 while Australian Michael Di Venuto was forced by an ankle injury to come in at only number six. He was soon out for eight giving Mullally a return catch.

Earlier in the day a stand of 130 between Adrian Aymes and Shaun Udal transformed the Hampshire innings after a slow start. Aymes made 73 while Udal was on his way to a century until he was caught at mid off after making 81.

Tim Munton, who received little bowling support was the most successful of the Derbyshire bowlers taking five for 85.