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Yorkshire crush Derbyshire after enforcing follow-on

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Yorkshire took just three days to defeat Derbyshire, as they took home 24 points and returned above Sussex to the summit of the LV County Championship.

Andrew Gale and his team justified their decision to bat after winning the toss, putting on an astonishing 617-5 to take the game away for their opponents.

While many of us watched England's top order collapse in the Ashes, a 20-year-old Englishman named Alex Lees hit 275 off just 436 balls before declaring.

It was always going to be a tough task for Derbyshire to claw themselves back into the game, but when Hughes fell lbw to Ryan Sidebottom for just 12, their mission took a massive backwards leap.

It didn't get easier for the Midlands side, Jack Brooks and Steven Patterson took two wickets each before they had put 100 on the board, and their mind was now on preventing the follow on.

Despite a valiant 63 not-out from Tony Poynton of just 37 balls, the chase was ended when Adil Rashid collected his second wicket, Mark Footitt managing just six before being caught by Lyth.

Yorkshire expectedly enforced the follow-on, and the Falcons were set 383 to simply make them bat again. 

Slater then fell of the first over, and although captain Wayne Madsen led from the front, he watched as eight more wickets fell, before being dismissed himself, tamely knocking the ball back to Liam Plunkett, meaning the last three wickets fell without a run being scored.

Madsen's knock of 141 meant he contributed over half of Derbyshire's runs by himself in the second innings, while question marks must be asked over Wes Durston, who managed just two runs in two innings, whilst the openers didn't fare much better, managing a combined 57 between them for four wickets.

A total of 15 wickets fell on the third day, and the Yorkshire side will be happy to have wrapped the game up early, as they will be able to watch Sussex struggle against Middlesex as they bid to hold on to first spot, with just six games remaining.

 

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