Derbyshire's Mike Footit takes his first 'five-for'

LV County Championship Division Two, Chesterfield
Close of play, day one: Northants 267, Derbyshire 116-4
Derbyshire 3pts, Northants 3pts
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

Derbyshire fast bowler Mike Footitt claimed his first five-wicket haul to help bowl out Northants for 267 on the first day at Chesterfield.

On his first County Championship start of 2011, Footitt (5-58) removed four of Northants' top six as the visitors slumped to 85-5.

Alex Wakely (88) then helped to rescue his side in a crucial 116-run sixth-wicket stand with Andrew Hall (45).

Martin Guptill hit 55 as the home side struggled to 116-4 at the close.

Footitt was only drafted in as a replacement for Mark Turner who was out with a hip injury.

But he grabbed his chance on a well-grassed pitch after Luke Sutton had put the Division Two leaders in, at one point taking four for eight in 25 balls.

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