Day One
Yorkshire v Derbyshire
LV County Championship


What a difference a couple of days make.

After Yorkshire celebrated one of their finest County Championship victories in seeing off Durham at the Riverside on Saturday, they were soon brought back down to earth with a bump by Derbyshire at Headingley.

Left-handed opener Chesney Hughes dominated the first day with a brilliant career best 171 not out to help his side post 302-4 from 93 overs after being invited to bat first by Andrew Gale, who sarcastically punched the air after winning his first toss of the summer.

Hughes and captain Wayne Madsen, who played second fiddle with 93, shared a second-wicket stand of 258 inside 69 overs, just two short of recording the highest total for that wicket in first-class matches involving Yorkshire at Headingley.

Yorkshire at least enjoyed success in the evening session as Steve Patterson, Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett struck to take the score from 268-1 to 279-4.

"It was a long day, a tough day," said Gale, who admitted his side missed the rested Ryan Sidebottom even though he did not regret the decision.

"I don't think we were at our best with the ball. But to fight back in the evening session gives us hope.

"I thought it was a good toss to win. There was a bit of damp in the pitch and cloudy overhead conditions. You'd say it was the perfect Headingley morning for bowling.

"I don't think we used the new ball as well as we could have. But fair play to Derby.

"Chesney batted well even though he chanced his arm a few times. Madsen played a chanceless innings. It was a good partnership, but we broke it and managed to get a few more wickets."

There was a marked difference between Hughes's 282-ball knock with 25 fours and three sixes and Madsen's effort, with the former playing with power and the latter more conservative.

The White Rose went wicketless between the seventh and 75th overs, although Jack Brooks and Patterson were miserly.

The closest they came to a wicket was when Hughes edged Tim Bresnan behind on 70, where Jonny Bairstow dropped a difficult catch.

All wickets were either caught in the slips or in the gully.

Meanwhile, Joe Root and Bairstow have been named in the England Lions team for next Thursday's four-day game with New Zealand at Leicester.

Root will captain the side, and both will both miss Yrkshire's Championship match against Somerset, which starts on Tuesday.


Yorkshire v Derbyshire
At Headingley Carnegie. Yorkshire Won Toss
Derbyshire First Innings Close
B A Godleman c Root b Bresnan .......... 2
C F Hughes not out ..........................171
W L Madsen c Lyth b Patterson ............93
S Chanderpaul c Lyth b A U Rashid ..... 4
W J Durston c Bresnan b Plunkett ........ 3
D J Redfern not out ..............................14
Extras (b12 lb3) .......................15
Total 4 wkts (93 overs)...........302
Fall: 1-10 2-268 3-275 4-279
To Bat: D J Wainwright, J L Clare, T Poynton,
A P Palladino, T D Groenewald.
Bowling: Bresnan 19-2-58-1. Brooks 15-8-
28-0. Plunkett 17-3-52-1. Patterson 19-6-
47-1. A U Rashid 21-2-92-1. Root 2-0-10-
Division Two
Chelmsford: Hampshire 197 (S M
Ervine 60, D D Masters 4-29) v Essex 72-5