Derbyshire v Hampshire, Derby, 2nd day

Moore leads strong Derbyshire reply

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April 21, 2014

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Derbyshire 203 for 2 (Moore 106*) trail Hampshire 328 (Smith 70, Gatting 67) by 125 runs

Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore helped Derbyshire respond strongly © Getty Images

Opener Stephen Moore impressed with an unbeaten century as Derbyshire piled on the runs on the second day against Hampshire.

Moore, the former Lancashire batsman, was unbeaten on 106 by stumps as the home side reached 203 for 2, trailing by 125 runs after Hampshire were bowled out for 328 in their first innings.

Starting the day 231 for 5 after a weather-affected first day, the visitors lost Kyle Abbott for a duck after he was bowled out by Mark Footitt in the first over of the day but recovered thanks largely to a half-century from Joe Gatting.

Sean Ervine fell five overs later - caught by Richard Johnson off Tim Groenewald - leaving Hampshire on 248 for 7 as Derbyshire continued to attack.

Gatting, who began the day on 25, passed the fifty mark and continued to cause problems before he was sent packing, caught by Chesney Hughes for Wes Durston's first wicket of the match. Footitt bowled Matt Coles lbw for 9 before Moore caught last man out Michael Bates, who managed 31, to leave Hampshire with a total of 328.

In reply, Derbyshire lost opener Billy Godleman early on to leave his side 4 for 1 in the third over, but Moore began to pile on the runs, reaching his ton off 178 balls in 227 minutes. Wayne Madsen shared a 106-run second-wicket partnership with Moore before he was stumped for 36 off Liam Dawson.

That brought Shivnarine Chanderpaul to the crease and, alongside Moore, he reached 35 not out as Derbyshire saw out the second day in a strong position.

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Posted by CodandChips on (April 22, 2014, 5:58 GMT)

Hence why you play more than 3 front-line bowlers

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