Shiv stands firm but Derbyshire shot out
DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND - Derbyshire were shot out for 60 in their second innings to leave Middlesex hot favourites for victory in three days of their LV County Championship match at Lord’s.
After taking the last four Middlesex first innings wickets in the first hour to claim a narrow lead of 16, Derbyshire had the top of their batting order knocked over by Tim Murtagh before Toby Roland-Jones finished them off with a hat-trick.
He had Dan Redfern lbw, bowled Chesney Hughes first ball and had Jon Clare caught at second slip.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Tom Poynton staged a mini-revival until Poynton was caught behind for 10 off Steven Finn at 57-7 and the end came in a hurry as Tony Palladino was caught behind, Tim Groenewald nicked to first slip and Mark Turner was bowled to give Roland-Jones his hat-trick.
Chanderpaul was left unbeaten on 18.
Middlesex were 51 behind Derbyshire’s 231 overnight and Gareth Berg and Ollie Rayner took their seventh-wicket stand on to 61 before Turner had his first success of the morning, with Rayner lbw for 26 at 201-7.
There was a third wicket for Turner four overs later as he knocked out Roland-Jones’ leg stump for five at 211-8 but it was the man who replaced him bowling from the Pavilion End, Clare, who polished off the innings.
In successive balls, he had Murtagh caught at midwicket and Finn lbw. Middlesex were 215 all out, with Berg 42 not out.