Broad & Gurney Fire
Despite Chanderpaul's Resistance

Featured News | 24th April 2013

Highlights

Nottinghamshire made the most of winning the toss on the first day of their LV= County Championship match against Derbyshire at the County Ground, Derby.

After inserting the home side they managed to dismiss them for 256, with Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney each taking four wickets, although Shivnarine Chanderpaul remained undefeated with 87.

In the closing eleven overs of the day Notts replied with 28-0, with Ed Cowan on 18 and Alex Hales unbeaten on 10.

"There’s not too much sideways movement so if we can start again in the morning and get nicely in there are runs to be had.” Alex Hales

From his position at first slip Hales had one of the best views to assess Broad’s return to action.

“He bowled nicely, with very good rhythm but I’m not surprised because he’s been bowling really well at us in the nets over the last couple of weeks. He deserved his four wickets, as did Harry Gurney.”

The England opener also paid tribute to the innings of the Chanderpaul. “He’s a high class performer and showed that there are runs to be had on that wicket. There’s not too much sideways movement so if we can start again in the morning and get nicely in there are runs to be had.”

Nottinghamshire omitted Ajmal Shahzad from their announced squad of twelve, leaving Stuart Broad and Luke Fletcher to take the new ball.

Broad wasted little time in opening his wicket account for the summer, trapping Wayne Madsen (9), lbw in the fifth over.

Billy Godleman could have followed early in Andre Adams’ spell but an edge to third slip went down.

Another leg before decision soon accounted for Wes Durston (3), although the bowler, Adams, was convinced he’d got his man from the previous delivery.

After looking somewhat bemused at the umpire, he bowled another in-swinger which nipped back through Durston’s defences to make it 49-2.

Chanderpaul got off the mark with an elegant stroke through the covers but the West Indian international lost two more partners before lunch.

Godleman (31) had battled for 90 minutes but then edged Broad to Read.

Having secured their first bowling point of the match Notts were then hit by a major blow as Adams limped from the field, failing to complete his eighth over.

Broad ensured it would be Nottinghamshire’s morning by having Dan Redfern comfortably caught in the gully by Michael Lumb, taking his 100th catch in first class cricket.

Resuming from 69-4 Derbyshire were soon rocked by two further dismissals. Harry Gurney, who hadn’t bowled during the morning, began the post-lunch session and struck with his fifth delivery.

Ross Whiteley (0) fenced at a ball and edged towards the slip cordon. It appeared to be parried by Samit Patel, brushed off Hales and carried to the diving Read, who pulled off an astonishing reflex take, some way behind him.

David Wainwright (5) fell in an almost identical fashion, although this time Patel took the smart offering, again off Gurney.

Jonathan Clare, who had made his debut when the sides last met in 2007, played a fine supporting role to Chanderpaul, punctuating defence with some crisp clips through midwicket and an exquisite cover drive.

The pair added their first 50 in just nine overs, with the West Indian moving beyond 22,000 first class career runs. His maiden championship half-century for Derbyshire duly arrived (79 balls, 7x4).

Clare (49) failed to reach his own fifty though, being dismissed after the stand had reached 96. Broad, from the City End, collected his fourth wicket after a fine catch from Alex Hales at first slip.

Tom Poynton (4) flashed at Gurney and departed after Read gathered his third victim but Tony Palladino helped Chanderpaul through to tea.

The pair prospered after the restart, with the left-hander content to show faith in the lower order batsman. With just one ball remaining in the 80thover – and the new ball already about to be unleashed from the umpire’s pocket – Gurney induced Palladino (39) into having a nibble and Read did the rest behind the stumps.

Luke Fletcher wrapped up the innings by having Tim Groenewald (4) caught by Ed Cowan at third slip, leaving Chanderpaul on 87 not out.

Ed Cowan guided the third ball of Nottinghamshire’s reply to the boundary, taking him beyond 6,000 first class runs. With Alex Hales for company, the two openers safely negotiated a tricky half hour session and will begin the second day on 28-0.

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