Wayne Madsen praises ‘clinical’ Derbyshire after seven wicket win at Gloucestershire

Derbyshire CCC 2015 squad, skipper Wayne Madsen
Derbyshire CCC 2015 squad, skipper Wayne Madsen

Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen praised his side’s clinical approach after they sealed a seven-wicket win over Gloucestershire in the LV= County Championship Division Two match at Bristol.

Mark Footitt took three of the last four Gloucestershire wickets to fall on the final day to finish with six for 94 and a match haul of nine for 166 as the hosts were bowled out for 411.

Set 142 to win in a minimum of 53 overs, Godelman made 51 as Derbyshire secured their first four-day victory of the summer and handed Gloucestershire a second successive defeat.

Speaking after the win Madsen said: “It was a tough final day and, to be fair, I thought they played really well today and yesterday.

“We had to toil hard and we were a bit disappointing in the first hour. But we came back strongly just before lunch and picked up a couple of wickets, which were crucial. Footie (Mark Footitt) bowled with exceptional pace to get those wickets and then I thought we were quite clinical in the way we went about knocking the runs off.”

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