County Championship: Ben Slater hits a century but Derbyshire struggle

Ben Slater
Ben Slater scored just his second first-class century in 44 matches
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground, day one
Derbyshire 242: Slater 110; Miles 4-30
Gloucestershire 27-1: Tavare 11*; Milnes 1-9
Derbyshire 1 pt, Gloucestershire 3 pts

Derbyshire opener Ben Slater hit his first County Championship century of 2016 but his side struggled on day one against Gloucestershire in Derby.

Slater shared a 91-run first-wicket stand with Billy Godleman (31) before the latter was caught off Craig Miles.

Derbyshire then collapsed to 97-3 as Miles (4-30) dismantled the top order and despite Slater's 110 the hosts were bowled out for 242.

The visitors closed on 27-1, skipper Gareth Roderick going cheaply.

Slater's century came off 168 balls and included 12 boundaries as the 25-year-old passed fifty for just the second time in Division Two this season.