County Championship: Critchley ton as Derbyshire dominate Worcestershire

Matt Critchley's century followed his two half-centuries for 147 in the match against Warwickshire last week


Matt Critchley’s century followed his two half-centuries the match against Warwickshire last week
LV= County Championship Group One, The Incora County Ground, Derby (day one):
Derbyshire 360-8: Critchley 109, Du Plooy 98, Hosein 65*, Godleman 50
Worcestershire: Yet to bat
Derbyshire 4 pts, Worcestershire 2 pts
Scorecard

Derbyshire celebrated the return of cricket to the County Ground for the first time in 575 days as they piled up the runs against Worcestershire.

Leus De Plooy (98) and Billy Godleman (50) shared a century stand of 137 for the second wicket.

Matt Critchley (107) and Harvey Hosein (65 not out) then also shared a century stand of 112 for the fifth wicket.

But Critchley’s departure triggered the late loss of four Derbyshire wickets as the hosts were hauled back to 360-8.

Ed Barnard and new West Indian signing Alzarri Joseph both struck twice in successive balls as Derbyshire collapsed from 338-4.

That matched the earlier efforts of captain Joe Leach, who took the first two…