Edwards steers West Indians to resounding victory
West Indians 223 and 368 for 6 dec (Baugh 150*, Jacobs 59*) beat Derbyshire 188 (Edwards 5-61) and 88 (Edwards 5-22) by 315 runs
The West Indians completed a remarkable turnaround in their tour match against Derbyshire with a thumping 315-run win. After Carlton Baugh and Ridley Jacobs increased the West Indians' total to 368 to 6 declared in the morning, Fidel Edwards then took 5 for 22 to blow Derbyshire away for only 88.
Baugh, resuming at 110 not out, progressed to 150 before the declaration, and he added a further 72 runs in the morning with Jacobs, who ended on 59 not out. Ramnaresh Sarwan, the acting West Indian captain, called the batsmen in shortly before lunchtime, leaving Derbyshire 404 to win, but more realistically, needing two sessions to bat out the draw.
But things didn't quite go to plan as they crashed to 16 for 5, thanks to Edwards, and to two run outs. Andrew Gait was the first of Edwards's victims, lbw for 2, and Hassan Adfnan soon fell in the same fashion for 6. James Bryant was caught by Baugh off Edwards for 2, and add to that the two run outs of Stephen Stubbings and Steven Selwood, and Deryshire were already staring down the barrel.
Luke Sutton did at least manage to delay the inevitable, putting on 26 with Nathan Dumelow, and some small stands with the rest of the lower order. However, they all fell in regular succession, with Dave Mohammed, the left-arm wrist spinner, picking up two of them. Sutton was the last man to fall, to Edwards for 27, and that completed a much-needed morale booster for West Indies ahead of the third Test at Old Trafford next Thursday.