Monday, 22 April 2013

Tim Murtagh

Although Derbyshire would have been hoping to set a formidable fourth-innings target, the wicket of Billy Godleman - their first innings top scorer with 55 - in the third over quickly left them behind and they never recovered.But, once Mark Turner trapped Rayner leg before, Berg quickly ran out of partners to be stranded on 42 not out, his side still 16 in arrears.Wickets fell at regular intervals with Steven Finn (2-34) backing up Murtagh's exploits at the other end.Middlesex began the day with Gareth Berg and Ollie Rayner seemingly well set.Roland-Jones then came on at the Nursery End to wrap up the tail with a hat-trick.But Derbyshire limped to their lowest-ever total against Middlesex, with Roland-Jones cleaning up the tail.Tony Palladino was caught behind, then Tim Groenewald feathered the next ball to first slip before Roland-Jones sent Turner's off pole cartwheeling to end the innings and send the players in for an early tea.Resuming on 180-6, the hosts added just 35 more runs before Jonathan Clare (4-40) took the final wicket to leave a first-innings deficit of 16.With Shivnarine Chanderpaul helpless on 18 not out, the game was the hosts' to lose.

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