LVCC: Gloucestershire 403-5 drew with Derbyshire 402-8 (Pts: Glos 11, Derbys 10)
Gloucestershire bowled their way to an 11 point haul in their drawn county championship match at Chesterfield against Derbyshire.
A decent bowling performance in the afternoon and evening sessions saw the Shire claim two bowling points, but a frustrating 57 run stand for the ninth wicket denied them a third, as Derbyshire batted their way to a declaration as 400 was passed.
Steve Kirby was the pick of the bowlers as he charged in throughout several spells and bowled with pace and aggression. His attitude in the field was extremely credible, considering the state of the game, and thoroughly deserved his wicket.
There was a recovery by the Shire from the morning session, which had been a poor effort and saw just the one wicket fall, and had allowed Chris Rogers to set the platform for his 104.
I am confident that over four days, Glos could beat this Derbyshire team as Gloucestershire have played some good cricket in this match, and to take 11 points from the two days play possible has been a good return.