Winning the toss Yorkshire elected to bat first.
We lost our first wicket at 24 when Alex Lees was caught at second slip for 10. Saf Imtiaz joined Ben Birkhead and they added 88 before Saf was bowled for 43 from 66 including 9 fours. Ben completed his 50 from 69 balls with 7 fours but shortly before lunch he was caught at mid off for 74 from 92 balls having added a further 4 fours. Lunch was taken with us 136-3, Loten and Waite unbeaten on 1 and 3 respectively.
They had taken the score 190 before Loten was caught at slip for 21. George Hill joined Matthew Waite adding 58 from 81 balls before George was caught and bowled for 28 from 51 balls with 3 fours and a six. Matthew completed his 50 from 75 balls (7 fours) and then advanced to 93 from 142 balls (10 fours) when he was caught at the wicket shortly after the new ball had been taken – at this point we were 304-6.
Josh Shaw and Jordan Thompson increased the scoring rate: Jordan reached 50 from 65 balls (5×4; 2×6) when, with the total at 384 he was lbw for 71 from 86 balls. Josh took us past the 400 barrier, becoming our fourth batter to reach 50, he was then caught at long on having faced 47 balls and hit 8 fours.
Our last 2 wickets saw us to 421 all out in the last over of the day. For Derbyshire Brett took 6-70 from 26.2 overs.
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John Virr – 2nd XI Scorer