Apr 192013

Middlesex skipper Chris Rogers guided his side to a comfortable nine wicket win over Derbyshire.

Derbyshire 231 & 60 lost to Middlesex 215 & 1-80 (Rogers 28 not out) by nine wickets at Lord’s.A Middlesex “mugging” of Derbyshire saw the visitors rolled for just 60 in their second innings to be overwhelmed at Lord’s.Chasing only 80 for an outright victory, Middlesex captain Chris Rogers took his time in compiling 28 to reach the target with Joe Denly inside 22 overs.Another strong performance by Rogers with both the bat and as leader has Middlesex two wins from as many matches this summer.

Northamptonshire 399 defeated Essex 183 & 207 (Quiney 56) by an innings and nine runs at Northampton.Rob Quiney’s first half century of the County season wasn’t enough to stop Essex losing by an innings against a ruthless Northamptonshire.Trailing by a whopping 216, Quiney and Tom Westley put on 77 for the first wicket to begin the rearguard. Their partnership ended at the hands of David Willey, removing Westley and four other Essex batsman – including Quiney – to lead Northampton to an impressive victory.¬†Trent Copeland couldn’t add another wicket to the one he captured yesterday, and with talks about him resigning with the County beyond his seven match commitment the time was right for a stellar performance.

Worcestershire 123 & 5-186 (Hogan 1-46) lead Glamorgan 295 by 14 runs at Cardiff.Michael Hogan and his Glamorgan teammates will be looking to polish off the remaining five Worcs wickets tomorrow morning to set up an easy target for their batsman.Leading by only 14 runs, Worcestershire will be counting on former Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera, unbeaten on 71, to continue the rescue mission.West Australian Hogan has five wickets for the match and will be looking to increase that tally on the fourth and final day to help his side earn an outright victory.

First Posted 20 April, 2013 12:09PM AEDT

Tags: Trent Copeland , Michael Hogan , Rob Quiney , Chris Rogers

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