Middlesex vs Derbyshire

Match info: County Championship Division 1 at Lord's

Date: 19th Apr 2013 Status: Day 3 of 4 Umpires: M R Benson and P J Hartley

Home team and score Away team score

Middlesex

215 All out (77.4 Overs)
80/1 (21.4 Overs)

Result

Derbyshire

231 All out (104.5 Overs)
60 All out (35.0 Overs)

Middlesex win by 9 wickets

  • Last Updated: April 19 2013, 18:20 BST

A Toby Roland-Jones hat-trick coupled with a five-wicket haul from Tim Murtagh skittled Derbyshire for 60 and helped sweep Middlesex to a nine-wicket win with a day to spare at Lord's.

Roland-Jones: Bagged a hat-trick for Middlesex
Roland-Jones: Bagged a hat-trick for Middlesex

Needing 77 for their second win in as many starts, Middlesex lost Sam Robson for a first-ball duck, bowled by Tony Palladino, but raced to victory courtesy of an unbroken second-wicket stand worth 76 between skipper Chris Rogers (28 not out) and Joe Denly (44no).

Derbyshire, having fought hard to secure a slender first-innings lead of 16, crumbled haplessly on day three as they succumbed inside 35 overs for their lowest ever total against Middlesex.

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, ranked as the number two batsman in the Test rankings, top-scored with 18 but he ran out of partners as wily swing bowler Murtagh started Derbyshire's rout.

A brace of in-duckers trapped Billy Godleman (three) and Wes Durston (one) lbw before Steven Finn responded to being deposited into the grandstand by visiting captain Wayne Madsen (15) by having him caught behind off the next delivery.

As the ball continued to swing under overcast skies Murtagh made more inroads after lunch by sending back Dan Redfern and Chesney Hughes with successive deliveries.

Redfern (four) pushed outside the line of an inswingers to become the fifth lbw victim of the day then, to the very next ball, Hughes missed out on another off-cutter that pegged back off stump via his pads.

In his next over Murtagh swung one away in the air late, enticing Jonathan Clare to follow with a leaden-footed drive that he edged chest-high to Ollie Rayner at second slip to make it 26 for six and give Murtagh figures of five for 12.

Finn returned to break the resolve of Tom Poynton (10), one of only three batsmen to reach double figures, before Roland-Jones came on at the Nursery End to wrap up the tail with a hat-trick.

Palladino (two) was caught behind, Tim Groenewald feathered the next ball to first slip then Mark Turner's off pole cartwheeled to end the innings and send the players in for an early tea.

The day started with a rush of seven wickets in the first session as Derbyshire mopped up the four remaining Middlesex first-innings wickets inside an hour, only to then lose three before lunch themselves.

Middlesex lost Rayner (26) leg before to Turner to bring an end to a seventh-wicket stand with Gareth Berg that added 61 inside 26 overs.

Turner plucked out the leg stump of Roland-Jones via an inside edge, then Clare had Murtagh caught at mid-wicket and snared Finn leg before with his next ball to finish with four for 40.


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