h3, Day 2
Day two and the weather wasn’t looking as promising as yesterday. With rain clouds looming, play commenced and the Yorkshire men suddenly fell to the opening seamer’s at 90 for 6.
With captain Will Rhodes looking set and Shaw new to the crease, the team were ready to push when Shaw took one to the head. After the incident over the winter, a reasonable choice to get it checked over by professionals was made and so Shaw was replaced by Sidebottom at the crease.
The pair put on a partnership of 45 over 12 overs to push the score to 140 for 7. Rhodes (124*) and Carver (53*) carried the team forward putting on 104 runs, including lovely fours over mid-wicket and long mid-on. The team declared on 255 for 7 to allow time for another two innings.
For the rest of the day, Sidebottom (31 for 2) and Ashraf (19 for 3) proved their worth with help again from the men at slips. At close of play, Derbyshire were 125 for 5. A great effort from the chirpier white rose side. Let’s hope tomorrow will bring a positive finish to the week.
With the lovely Scarborough sun shining, Derbyshire elected to bat and took their positions.
The return of Ryan Sidebottom (30 for 3) gave the home side an immediate advantage as he quickly reduced Derbyshire to 17 for 2 with the first two wickets of the match being caught at slip. Ben Coad soon built on the early success with a great caught and bowled.
Alex Hughes and under 17 player, Bramwell (44) put on a much needed partnership of 45 before Hughes fell victim to another catch in the slips by Maxwell. Derbyshire were 113 for 4 when the keeper Hosein fell to keeper Hodgson. Within balls, Maxwell claimed his 3rd catch at slip which was followed shortly after by a wicket from Shaw.
Critchley and Wainwright put some much needed runs on the board with a partnership of 59 before spinner Maxwell (14 for 2) claimed a wicket off his bowling rather than his superb fielding. The final two wickets fell before tea taking Derbyshire to 228 all out.
After tea, Yorkshire came to bat. With three early wickets, shared evenly between the seam bowlers were Yorkshire going to follow a similar story?
With the sea breeze creeping in fast and cold, close of play was called at 72 for 3. A good innings from Rhoads and his team was needed the following day to put the white rose side in the driving seat.