Hughes hundred puts Derbyshire on top against Surrey

LV County Championship Division Two, Derby
Close, day one: Derbyshire 375-7 v Surrey
Derbys 4pts, Surrey 2pts
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LV County Championship

Chesney Hughes hit his third first-class century as Derbyshire had the better of day one against Surrey.

West Indian batsman Hughes (124) put on 144 with Dan Redfern (55) after Tim Linley (4-71) had initially reduced the hosts to 16-2.

Wes Durston (47), Greg Smith (34) and Luke Sutton (39 not out) also contributed for Derbyshire.

Surrey's bowlers had the better of the final session as the home side, who were 237-3 at tea, closed on 375-7.

Jade Dernbach, Tom Jewell and Gareth Batty ended the day with one wicket each.


BBC London 94.9's Mark Church:

"A tough day for Surrey after winning the toss and asking Derbyshire to bat on a surface that always offered something to the bowlers.

"Chesney Hughes played particularly well, moving to an excellent hundred until the Surrey bowlers came back into the game in the final session.

"Derbyshire will be the happier of the two sides at the end of the first day."

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