County Championship: Northamptonshire beat Derbyshire by 73 runs
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Queen's Park, Chesterfield (day three):|
|Northamptonshire 342: Bavuma 134 & 122: Palladino 4-33|
|Derbyshire 146: Sanderson 5-46 & 246: Lace 41; Procter 4-26|
|Northamptonshire (19 pts) beat Derbyshire (3 pts) by 73 runs|
Northamptonshire completed a fine 73-run victory over Derbyshire inside three days at Chesterfield.
The home side resumed on 155-5, needing 164 more runs to earn an unlikely win, but the early loss of key man Tom Lace for 41 ended any lingering hopes.
Luis Reece (33) was the only other batsman to score 30 or more, with seamer Luke Procter taking 4-26.
The result lifted Northants above Derbyshire in the Division Two table and keeps them in the promotion race.