Tony Palladino bags seven wickets as Derbyshire's seamers finish off Leicestershire

Derbyshire 139 and 214 (Madsen 51) beat Leicestershire 120 (Palladino 5-29) and 168 by 65 runs

Derbyshire’s seamers needed less than a session to take the six wickets needed to wrap up a 65-run win in their Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground.

Leicestershire resumed their second innings on 110 for 4, needing another 124 runs to win. Hassan Azad and Harry Dearden played solidly enough in the first half hour to give the home dressing room hope, although Azad did not add to his overnight score of 44 before he was dismissed.

With the score on 123, Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman asked for the ball to be changed. It was a risk, given it was his second, and therefore under the new rules this season, final such request, but the ball was changed and Luis Reece immediately obtained a little more swing, the left-armer finding the edge of Azad’s bat and Wayne Madsen taking the catch. Reece then picked up the wicket of Dearden, winning a leg before decision with a full delivery into the pads.

Matt Critchley, at third slip to the bowling of Logan van Beek, juggled an edge from Dieter Klein four times before eventually hanging on. Lewis Hill and Will Davis edged Ravi Rampaul out-swingers to wicketkeeper Harvey Hosein, and last man Mohammad Abbas was bowled by Tony Palladino. It was the second wicket for the innings for Palladino, who turns 36 next month, and his seventh for the match as he added 2 for 30 to his first-innings 5 for 29.

Madsen, who made 47 in Derbyshire’s first innings was the highest scorer for the match with his 51 in the second.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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