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RESULT
Northampton, July 18 - 20, 2015, LV= County Championship Division Two
(T:72) 361 & 72/3
(f/o) 116 & 316

Derbyshire won by 7 wickets

Report

Durston helps wrap up Derbyshire's victory

Derbyshire secured their first victory at Wantage Road since 2002 shortly after lunch on the third day, chasing just 72 for their third win of the season and beating Northamptonshire by seven wickets

ECB/PA
20-Jul-2015
Derbyshire 361 (A Hughes 111*, Rutherford 60, Kleinveldt 4-99) and 72 for 3 beat Northamptonshire 116 (Footitt 5-41) and 316 (Duckett 154) by seven wickets
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Derbyshire secured their first victory at Wantage Road since 2002 shortly after lunch on the third day, chasing just 72 for their third win of the season and beating Northamptonshire by seven wickets.
The visitors controlled the LV= County Championship game from the first evening when they built up a first-innings total of 361. Northamptonshire found no response, bowled out for just 116 in reply - their lowest total of the season - and, despite a better fist of their second innings, gave Derbyshire only a small target to overcome.
For a while on the third morning, Northants were building their lead relatively comfortably through Ben Duckett (154) and Josh Cobb, but Wes Durston made the breakthrough and the final four wickets fell for just 25 runs.
Duckett and Cobb batted through the opening 75 minutes untroubled with Northants having begun the day with the scores level and four second-innings wicket remaining.
Duckett went through to a first-class best score, beating his previous best of 144 not out, made at Taunton last season, and brought up 150 in 206 balls. But, trying to drive Durston, he edged a ball that bounced a little outside off and was caught at slip.
Another Durston delivery that bounced a touch took a wild edge from Rory Kleinveldt trying to play a lofted drive and looped to backward point.
Durston added a third wicket as Cobb heaved him to deep mid-wicket having struck his previous delivery for six over the same fielder.
Cobb had been comfortable in sharing a stand of 54 with Duckett and brought up the 300 by pulling Durston for 4, but it was the offspinner who mopped up the tail and just three deliveries of Mark Footitt with the second new ball were needed to finish the innings.
Coming out for three overs before lunch, Derbyshire lost Hamish Rutherford, sharply caught at gully second ball, and there was a nasty blow for Chesney Hughes, who was struck flush on the helmet by Kleinveldt - as a precaution, Hughes did not return to bat after lunch so it was left to Alex Hughes, whose first-innings century set the match up for Derbyshire, and Durston to complete victory.
Derbyshire lost two more wickets in the chase. Their captain Wayne Madsen struck a beautiful off drive against Kleinveldt but, attempting to take a sharp singe into midwicket, was run out by Duckett, who threw down the non-striker's end stumps. Billy Godleman also edged debutant Ben Sanderson to first slip with 11 needed to win.
Northants slipped to a second consecutive heavy defeat, having lost at Cheltenham by nine wickets in their last Championship match. They at least now have an extra day's rest before their penultimate T20 at Edgbaston on Wednesday night - victory in one of Northants final two matches will secure a quarter-final spot.