County Championship: Worcestershire beat Derbyshire for first win of summer

Dillon Pennington
Dillon Pennington, 22, recorded career-best figures twice in the same game
LV= County Championship Group One, New Road, Worcester (day four):
Worcestershire 421: Haynes 97, Barnard 90, D’Oliveira 71; Melton 3-76
Derbyshire 270& 128: Madsen 45; Pennington 5-32
Worcestershire (23 pts) beat Derbyshire (4 pts) by an innings and 23 runs

Worcestershire completed their first County Championship win of the summer by beating Derbyshire by an innings and 23 runs on the fourth morning.

Resuming on 112-6, the visitors needed another 39 runs just to make the Pears bat again – but lost their last four wickets for only 16.

Joe Leach removed Wayne Madsen (45), before Dillon Pennington took two wickets to finish with 5-32.

Dustin Melton was the last man out as Derbyshire’s winless start continued.

They have now drawn three and lost four of their opening seven matches in Group One, while victory for Worcestershire was their first of the season at the eighth attempt.

Pennington, playing in his 20th first-class match, returned career-best figures for the second time in the game – his five-wicket haul in the second innings coming after taking 4-44 in the first.


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