Derbyshire v Durham: Alex Hughes scores century to set up tricky run chase for visitors

Alex Hughes
Derbyshire's Alex Hughes scored the third first-class century of his career
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Chesterfield (day three):
Derbyshire 368 & 214: Hughes 108*; Rushworth 2-29
Durham: 301 & 36-0: Richardson 29*
Durham require another 246 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Derbyshire 7 pts, Durham 6 pts

Durham require another 246 runs to beat Derbyshire in an intriguing Division Two encounter at Chesterfield.

The visitors resumed on 274-8 and Barry McCarthy (39) and Paul Coughlin (73 not out) took their ninth-wicket stand to 90, before Durham were all out for 301.

Derbyshire had a first-innings lead of 67 but they slumped to 31-3 in their second, before Alex Hughes (108 not out) saw them to 214 all out.

Needing 282 to win, Durham closed on 36-0 with Michael Richardson on 29.

Derbyshire were frustrated in the morning session as Durham's tail pushed the visitors' total past 300 after being 205-8 on day two.

In reply, Hughes was one of only three Derbyshire players to reach double figures, with Luis Reece making 37 and first-innings centurion Matt Critchley scoring 28.

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