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Recent Match Report – Worcs vs Derbyshire Group 1 2021

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Derbyshire lose three wickets after rain delay to face uphill task over weekend

Derbyshire 91 for 3 trail Worcestershire 421 (Haynes 97, Barnard 90, D’Oliveira 71) by 330 runs

Ed Barnard demonstrated more excellent form with the bat before the Worcestershire bowlers made inroads on day two of the LV= Insurance County Championship match with Derbyshire at New Road.

The all-rounder is keen to bat higher than No.8 and further strengthened his claims with a fine knock of 90 to take his run tally for the County this summer past the 400 mark.

It is a figure only surpassed for Worcestershire by Jake Libby with Barnard having now put together a maiden century and three fifty-plus innings in scoring 414 runs at an average of 51.75.

His efforts helped Worcestershire total 421 all out and then Dillon Pennington, Joe Leach and Barnard picked up a wicket apiece as Derbyshire ended on 91 for 3.

Barnard successfully shepherded the lower order this morning as Worcestershire, who resumed on 336 for 7, added another 85 runs from the final three wickets to secure a fourth batting bonus point.

Barnard looked set for a deserved hundred until he cut a delivery from spinner Matt Critchley into the hands of Ben McDermott at backward point.

The England Lions player resumed on 48 and turned Ben Aitchison on the legside to complete a 64 ball half-century with seven boundaries.

He then pulled Sam Conners for four to bring up the 350 – and the fourth batting point – in 102.5 overs.

Alzarri Joseph (12) helped Barnard add 28 before he was caught at mid-off by Billy Godleman off Dustin Melton who then bowled Leach (5) via an inside edge.

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