County Championship: Hughes impresses but Northants fight back against Derbyshire

Derbyshire bowler Alex Hughes
Derbyshire's Alex Hughes finished with figures of 4-57
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground (day one):
Northants 255: Zaib 57, B Curran 51; Hughes 4-57, Palladino 3-25
Derbyshire 60-2: Hughes 38*
Derbyshire (3 pts) trail Northants (2 pts) by 195 runs

Division Two strugglers Northants recovered from a poor start to end day one on a high against Derbyshire.

The hosts had slipped to 193-8 at tea, with Ben Curran (51) making a maiden first-class half-century.

Saif Zaib hit three sixes on his way to 57 as Northants were dismissed for 255, with Alex Hughes taking 4-57.

Hughes then ended the day 38 not out, although Derbyshire lost Billy Godleman for one and Wayne Madsen for a 10-ball duck to close 195 runs behind on 60-2.

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