The White Rose county prevailed inside three days to leapfrog Sussex with the capture of 24 points, but the home skipper clinched his second four-day hundred of the year in his side’s second innings after being asked to follow-on in reply to Yorkshire’s first-innings 617-5 declared.
They initially slipped from 94-5 to 235 all out in their first innings at lunch before, having been asked to follow-on, they slipped to 38-4 and 74-5. But Madsen led some entertaining resistance.
But he could not halt the Yorkshire charge as they wrapped up an innings and 113 runs by bowling the hosts out for 269.
Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Steve Patterson, Jack Brooks and Ryan Sidebottom were all in the wickets today.
Yorkshire enforced the follow-on at lunch, and Derbyshire were quickly under the cosh second time around. Ben Slater was the first wicket to fall when he edged Brooks behind in the second over, leaving the score at 1-1.
Chesney Hughes then edged Brooks into the slips where Adam Lyth at first parried it to Gary Ballance at second with 30 on the board in the eighth over, the first of three wickets to fall for eight runs inside five overs.
Wes Durston was bowled shouldering arms at Patterson before Dan Redfern got a leading edge off Plunkett to a diving Andrew Gale running around to his right from mid-off.
And when Richard Johnson edged behind off Patterson in the 24th over, Derbyshire were five down. That became six midway through the 36th over, the last before tea, when Peter Burgoyne fell to Sidebottom in identical fashion Durston’s dismissal.
Yorkshire were then held up by Madsen and Tom Poynton (29), who shared 111 inside 20 overs for the seventh wicket, scoring runs reasonably freely with plenty of catchers around the bat.
Madsen brought up his ton off 139 balls with 18 fours before Poynton was caught at short cover by Plunkett off Patterson, leaving the score at 231-7 in the 56th.
Groenewald was then trapped lbw by Sidebottom, who bowled Mark Turner and saw Plunkett finish things off by getting Madsen caught and bowled.
Earlier, Rashid and Plunkett struck twice apiece and Patterson once before lunch as Derbyshire’s first innings was wrapped up.
Forty six from Johnson and Poynton’s 63 not out off 37 balls, including eight fours and three sixes, gave the hosts brief respite. Poynton took a particular liking to Rashid.
Yorkshire get a welcome day off ahead of Sunday’s Friends Life t20 clash with Nottinghamshire at Headingley.
Two wickets each for Jack Brooks and Steve Patterson have helped put Yorkshire within touching distance of a three-day win against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, one which would put them top of the LV= County Championship after 10 games.
Andrew Gale’s side need four wickets in a minimum of 32.3 overs left today – there could be an additional 10 in the extra half hour – to wrap up the 24 points and leapfrog Sussex at the head of Division One.
Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen has gone into tea at 52 not out in his side’s second innings having been asked to follow-on in reply to 617-5. They had earlier been bowled out for 235 in their first innings on the stroke of lunch.
The hosts were then reduced to 38-4 and 74-5 as Liam Plunkett and Ryan Sidebottom also struck to leave the score at 120-6 from 35.3 overs at tea.
Yorkshire are on course for their fifth LV= County Championship win of the season. The White Rose county could return to the top of the Division One table this weekend if, as expected, they polish off Derbyshire at Chesterfield.
And that is what they are currently in the process of doing during today’s third day.
In reply to Yorkshire 617-5 declared, Derbyshire have been bowled out for 235 before lunch having resumed today on 94-5. The visitors are expected to enforce the follow-on this afternoon.
Derbyshire did manage register one batting point by reaching 200, thanks in the main to Richard Johnson’s 46 and Tom Poynton’s 63 not out off 37 balls. He hit eight fours and three sixes.
But Adil Rashid, who suffered a bit at the hands of Poynton, and Liam Plunkett struck twice apiece and Steve Patterson once. Jack Brooks finished with 3-46 from 16 overs.