6.08pm – Play abandoned for the day. It’s lashing down now.

5.57pm – We’re off for bad light with Derbyshire 248-4 after 59 overs, a lead of six runs. Ali 129 and du Plooy 96.

5.44pm – Derbyshire are 239-4 in the 57th of 69 overs to be bowled today. They trail by three.

5.13pm – The partnership of 202 between Haider Ali and Leus du Plooy, who have 119 and 79, is a Derbyshire fifth-wicket record in matches against Yorkshire, beating the 184 John Eggar and Alan Revill shared at Bradford in 1949. Derbyshire are 219-4, trailing by 23.

5.01pm – Haider Ali reaches his century off 127 balls with 16x4s and 2x6s. Derbyshire 192-4, trailing by 50.

4.51pm – Rumblings of thunder in the distance at Chesterfield. Derbyshire are 175-4.

John Heald, who is taking our photos this week, has just gone out the back of the press tent to check how close the thunder is and has been told by the ground staff that it was just somebody moving a couple of heavy bins. Phew. Good news!

4.28pm – The evening session is underway. Fisher is bowling the first of 32 overs remaining in the day, and Derbyshire are 167-4, trailing by 75. Du Plooy 67 and Ali 86.

4.13pm – Tea Report Yorkshire are being made to work hard for their wickets by Derbyshire’s fifth-wicket pair Leus du Plooy and Haider Ali during the second afternoon at Chesterfield.

This LV= Insurance County Championship fixture has been all one way traffic until the second half of the afternoon session when the pair recovered the hosts from 17-4 in their second innings to 167-4, a deficit of 75.  

Captain du Plooy is unbeaten on 67 and Pakistani overseas player Ali on 86, the pair sharing 150 unbroken inside 26 overs. 

Derbyshire started their second innings immediately after lunch, trailing by 242. And they slipped further into trouble as Ben Coad and Matthew Fisher wreaked havoc with the new ball.

Coad trapped Harry Came lbw before getting Wayne Madsen caught at first slip by George Hill. Either side of those successes, Fisher had trapped Luis Reece lbw and had Matt Lamb caught at first slip, Hill the catcher again.

That all happened inside the first eight overs of the innings. But the home duo of du Plooy and Ali first of all steadied and then counter-attacked. 

Du Plooy reached his fifty first off 61 balls before Ali, whose came off 60, scooted beyond the left-hander as he hit a couple of sixes over long-on off Dom Bess.

Centurion Dawid Malan is currently off the field as he manages a groin injury.

3.37pm – Fisher removes his fellow Matt, Lamb.

Photo. John Heald.

3.20pm – Yorkshire are having to hang tough at the moment. Derbyshire have moved to 122-4 from 17-4. Du Plooy and Ali have both put on fifties. Ali reaches his fifty off 60 balls. The Yorkshire lead is 120.

3.09pm – Yorkshire’s managing director of cricket Darren Gough has been speaking to BBC Radio’s online commentary of this game and has said that he has an Australian overseas seamer lined up for the next four Championship matches. He and Ottis Gibson want to bolster the squad in order to help ease the burden on some bowlers who are either managing or recovering from injuries.

3.04pm – Leus du Plooy reaches his fifty off 61 balls with 10x4s. It’s 92-4 after 22 overs.

3pm – Haider Ali has just lofted Dom Bess straight for six. Derbyshire’s defiance has turned into attack from the Pakistan international. He has 27 out of 82-4.

2.44pm – Leus du Plooy and Haider Ali have steadied the ship for Derbyshire, taking the score to 52-4 in the 18th over. Du Plooy has 22 and Ali 18.

2.04pm – WICKET! Lamb caught by Hill at slip off Fisher, 8. Derbyshire are 17-4 in the eighth over.

1.53pm – WICKET! Madsen caught at slip by Hill off Coad, 0. Derbyshire are in serious strife again with the bat.

1.43pm – WICKET! Reece lbw Fisher, 2. Derbyshire are 4-2 in fourth over.

1.42pm – Quite a bit of shuffling in Derbyshire’s batting order. Luis Reece up to open having batted at seven in the first innings and Matt Lamb is batting at three having come in at six yesterday. Haider Ali and Brooke Guest drop down.

1.39pm – WICKET! Super start with the ball again. Came trapped lbw by Coad, 2. Derbyshire 4-1 in the third over, trailing by 238.

1.27pm – Play is about to resume after lunch. Derbyshire will begin their second innings 242 runs in arrears. Ben Cliff is sub-fielding for Dawid Malan.

1.02pm – Lunch Report Dawid Malan completed a superb century during the second morning at Chesterfield as Yorkshire strengthened their grip on the ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship match with Derbyshire.

Yorkshire, replying to a first-innings 111, started day two on 272-5 with Malan on 76, and they were bowled out on the stroke of lunch for 353, with Scotland left-arm spinner Mark Watt finishing with a maiden five-wicket haul. 

England white ball left-hander Malan’s 106 off 143 balls, with 16 fours and a six, represented his second Championship century of the summer.

Malan was the first of three morning wickets for Watt, brilliantly caught by a diving Suranga Lakmal at mid-off – the first wicket of the day to fall as Yorkshire slipped to 325-6.

Jordan Thompson and Matthew Fisher later holed out to the same bowler, while fellow spinner Alex Thomson struck, as did seamer Ben Aitchison. 

Yorkshire will return to the field immediately after lunch with a lead of 242 bidding to wrap up a first Championship win of 2023. The visitors claimed three batting bonus points.

12.49pm – WICKET! Fisher caught at mid-off against Watt, nought. Yorkshire 353 all out, a lead of 242. And that’s lunch. Watt claims his maiden first-class five-wicket haul.

12.45pm – WICKET! Revis caught behind off Aitchison, 32. Yorkshire 353-9, a lead of 242.

12.40pm – Dawid Malan celebrates his century.

Photo. John Heald.

Dawid Malan

12.35pm – WICKET! Sharp catch by du Plooy at short mid-on off Watt does for Thompson, 17. 351-8 in the 82nd over, a lead of 240.

12.26pm – Suranga Lakmal has come back on and has taken the new ball. 339-7 after 80 overs.

12.13pm – WICKET! Thomson bowls Dom Bess, 2. 328-7.

12.08pm – WICKET! Malan victim of a fabulous catch at mid-off by Lakmal off Watt. He falls for a brilliant 106. It looks like Lakmal has injured himself in the process too. 325-6, a lead of 214.

12pm – The lineup for the Second XI T20 Finals Day at Wormsley on Thursday has been confirmed. It will be Yorkshire v Derbyshire at 10.30am and Glamorgan v Hampshire at 1.45pm. The final is due to take place at 5pm.

11.51am – HUNDRED! Malan reaches his second century of the season off 130 balls with 15x4s and 1x6s. Superb. He’s helped the score to 315-5 in the 72nd over, a lead of 204.

11.44am – Dawid Malan is on 99. Yorkshire 313-5 in the 71st over, a lead of 202. Revis 18.

11.38am – Just spoken to Yorkshire Cricket royalty to get an Ashes preview in the bag – our former two-time Championship winning coach Jason Gillespie. We will be publishing a piece with Dizzy later this week. He is heading over to England to host a tour group at Edgbaston and Lord’s and is speaking at Rawdon Cricket Club later in the month.

11.35am – Batting point number two in the bag as we move to 303-5, a lead of 192. Malan has 90 and Revis 17. They are closing in on yet another fifty partnership in this innings. Four of the five wickets have so far reached that mark.

11.08am – A boundary apiece for Malan (80) and Revis (five) in the early stages of play. We’ve moved to 281-5 in the 61st over, leading by 170. There’s a decent Monday crowd in attendance too.

10.57am – A local Chesterfield junior school has given the players a guard of honour as they walk onto the field. We’re all set. Dawid Malan 76 and Matthew Revis 0 will resume for Yorkshire, who lead by 161 at 272-5.

10.48am – It’s a warm one here in Chesterfield, but there have been suggestions that we will get quite a bit of rain this afternoon. Fingers crossed not. There are 101.1 overs scheduled for the day.

9.33am – Let’s have a look around the grounds before we get going.


Durham 4-0 v Glamorgan 390, The Seat Unique Riverside 

Gloucestershire 108-3 v Leicestershire, The Seat Unique Stadium

Sussex 338-9 v Worcestershire, The 1st Central County Ground


Essex 360-4 v Somerset, The Cloud County Ground

Kent 301 v Surrey 18-2, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence 

Lancashire 139-1 v Hampshire 142, Southport

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire 361-5, Trent Bridge 

8.40am – Good morning from Chesterfield, where it is another glorious day weather wise. We’re all set for an 11am start on day two, there’s no doubt about that.

What a day it proved to be for Yorkshire yesterday. Matthew Fisher claimed a career best 5-30 to bowl Derbyshire out for just 111 before the top order got to work on a 272-5 reply, with Shan Masood and Dawid Malan both making half-centuries. Malan will resume this morning on 76 not out.

It will be interesting to see how the pitch plays this morning. Yesterday, there was enough in it before lunch before it calmed down. There was a bit of rain last night to hasten the end of play for the day. It was only 10 minutes or so, but it was hard. It will be interesting to see whether that has spiced the pitch up at all.

Malan and Matthew Revis will begin the day at the crease this morning.

The live stream will be available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page. If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can do so by reading our Match Report and reaction piece from Fisher and watching the highlights. They are linked below. Enjoy the day.








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