Derbyshire v Glamorgan: Hosts ease to win at Derby

Wes Durston
Durston's first-innings knock of 50 was the highest in the entire match
LV= County Championship Division Two, Derby
Derbyshire 241 & 73-4 beat Glamorgan 138 & 175 by six wickets
Derbyshire 20pts; Glamorgan 3pts
Match scorecard

Derbyshire moved up to fifth in Division Two after a superb six-wicket win over Glamorgan within three days.

Resuming on 13-1, needing only another 60 to win, hosts Derbyshire lost Wayne Madsen (19) to Michael Hogan (2-17) early on the third morning.

Ben Slater and Shivnarine Chanderpaul then both edged behind to Mark Wallace in consecutive overs.

But the hosts still eased to their third win of the season, to leapfrog their seventh-placed opponents.

Victory came, in part, thanks to a terrific spell of second-day bowling from Mark Footitt, who took all five wickets as the Welsh side slumped to 42-5 in reply to Derbyshire's first-innings lead of 103.

And, despite the best efforts of Wallace and Jim Allenby adding 41 for the sixth wicket, the hosts had an easy target to reach on a seemingly active track.

Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen:

"We are starting to have a bit more belief in ourselves and the method of playing four-day cricket.

"We are staying in the game for long periods of time and the lads are putting some good performances in."

Glamorgan skipper Mark Wallace:

"To get four wickets was a good effort, but throughout the game, we haven't played as well as we could have done.

"It was tough with the bat, especially in the first innings, but in fairness to Derbyshire they bowled very very well in both innings and Mark Footitt was fantastic, so they deserved the victory."