Disappointment For Hughes But Derbyshire Rally

DERBY, England, CMC – Chesney Hughes’s run of big scores ended Sunday when he was dismissed without scoring on the opening day of Derbyshire’s County Championship game against Kent.

cricket ball & batThe Leeward Islands left-hander, who has already amassed 569 runs from 10 innings with two hundreds and three half-centuries, was bowled by seamer Matt Coles in the day’s third over with Derbyshire on four for one after opting to bat first.

Hughes’s demise triggered a slump as Derbyshire crashed to 35 for three in the morning session before being rescued by Wayne Madsen’s hundred and big half-centuries from Neil Broom and Shiv Thakor.

The veteran Madsen struck 103 – his 21st first class hundred – and put on 161 for the fourth wicket with Broom (96) and a further 85 for the fifth wicket with Thakor (86).

Coles finished with four for 75.

Hughes is the leading scorer this season for Derbyshire who are three from bottom of the Division Two tables, having drawn all their five games so far.

The 25-year-old, a native of Anguilla, turned out for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the West Indies Regional Super50 one-day competition last January.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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