Derbyshire dominate opening sessision against Lancashire

Derbyshire’s pace attack made full use of helpful conditions on a torrid morning for Lancashire’s batsmen at the 3aaa County Ground at Derby.

Sunday, 19th April 2015, 1:41 pm

Wayne Madsen’s decision to put Lancashire in on a chilly overcast day was vindicated as the visitors struggled to 61 for 4 at lunch with Tony Palladino claiming two wickets.

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Only Alviro Petersen with an unbeaten 26 and Ashwell Prince offered any prolonged resistance after Palladino had Paul Horton caught behind and Mark Footitt knocked out Luis Reece’s middle stump in the first five overs.

Petersen, who bagged a king pair at Derby in 2011, and Prince played watchfully until Prince was bowled driving at Shiv Thakor for 21 and Steven Croft was lbw playing back to Palladino to make it Derbyshire’s session.