Dumelow humbles West Indians at Derby
Derbyshire 102 for 2 (Stubbings 37*) trail West Indians 223 (Dwayne Smith 55, Dumelow 5-51) by 121 runs
If two heavy losses in the Test series weren't bad enough for the West Indians, then a humbling day at the hands of Derbyshire didn't exactly help matters. On the opening day of their tour match at Derby, they were shot out for 223, with the offspinner Nathan Dumelow taking 5 for 51 before Derbyshire completed a good day's work, closing at 102 for 2.
With Brian Lara having a breather, Ramnaresh Sarwan took over the reins, and he decided to bat first after winning the toss at the County Ground. Chris Gayle and Sylvester Joseph made a bright start, putting on 52 for the first wicket until Gayle was bowled by Paul Havell for 42 from only 24 balls.
Havell then removed Joseph for 23, and Dwayne Bravo's recent poor run of form continued when he was caught behind off Nicholas Walker for 3. Then Dumelow took centre stage with the first of his five scalps when Devon Smith was caught by Chris Paget, the 16-year-old left-arm spinner making his debut, for 33.
Dwayne Smith and Ridley Jacobs put on a stand of sorts, adding 50, but they were both caught off Dumelow, with Smith departing for the top score of 55. In between those wickets, Sarwan was leg-before to Dumelow for 6, and Omari Banks became victim No. 5 when he was caught behind by Luke Sutton, also for 6. Neil Gunter then polished off the tail with the wickets of Carlton Baugh and Dave Mohammed.
In Derbyshire's reply, Andrew Gait was lbw to Dwayne Smith for 13, but Stephen Stubbings and Hassan Adnan put on a steady 54 before Adnan was caught by Baugh off Gayle for 31. Stubbings and Steven Selwood then saw Derbyshire through to the close with no more losses, with Stubbings on 37 not out, and his side only 121 runs behind.