West Indian Hughes scores highest first class score for Derbyshire

YORKSHIRE, England, CMC-West Indian batsman Chesney Hughes hit his highest first-class score as Derbyshire enjoyed a productive first day in their LV= County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire on Monday

The 22-year-old clubbed 25 fours and three sixes on his way to 171 not out at Headingley, beating his previous best of 167.

He batted through the day and faced 282 balls to steer Derbyshire to 302 for four, a promising position after a rain-delayed start to proceedings.

The tall and muscular Anguillan, whose qualification for England on residential grounds was confirmed this month, was recalled and promoted to open.

A hat-trick of failures in the lower middle order cost him his place for Derbyshire’s last game against Nottinghamshire, in which they suffered a second consecutive defeat.

Adil Rasid raised Yorkshire spirits when he dismissed West Indies star Shivnarine Chanderpaul for four.

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