Hudson-Prentice’s unbeaten 91 seals record run chase
Fynn Hudson-Prentice’s 91 not out guided Derbyshire to their highest successful run chase against a county side with a ball to spare over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
The all-rounder’s 169-ball innings took the visitors to their 365-run target off the penultimate delivery to secure a three-wicket victory in the North Group.
Defeat left Notts, who lost fast bowler Joey Evison with a foot injury early on the final day, still looking for their first County Championship win since June 2018, despite having reduced their opponents to 234 for six.
Dawid Malan and Harry Brook helped Yorkshire get off the mark with a six-wicket victory over Durham at
Emirates Riverside. Requiring 68 on the final day, the White Rose were frustrated by rain before debutant Malan finished with 73 and Brook – who finished things off with back-to-back sixes – 66 not out to take them to their 171-run target.
Surrey-bound Jamie Overton led the way at Taunton with five for
48 to complete Somerset’s 289-run victory over Glamorgan in the Midlands Group. Brother Craig finished with two for 31 and match figures of seven for 69 as the visitors’ five remaining wickets fell for 40 runs on the final morning after they had resumed on 126 for five, 329 behind. Northamptonshire escaped with a draw against Warwickshire at Edgbaston after seventhwicket pair Adam Rossington (135 not out) and Luke Procter (112 not out) batted through the final day. Leicestershire captain Colin Ackermann led the charge to a seven-wicket victory over Lancashire with just eight balls remaining. Ackermann finished on
73 not out off 41 balls as the Foxes chased down their target of 150 off 17 overs, after Lancashire were bowled out for 236.
Middlesex claimed maximum points with a 190-run win over Surrey at the Oval.
The hosts were set an unlikely 314 for victory. Sam Robson took two wickets in two balls with his occasional leg-spin to help spark victory, as Surrey lost their last five wickets for four runs.
Essex edged past Kent in a thrilling two-wicket victory thanks to Sam Cook and Adam Wheater. Starting the day requiring 202 to win the hosts required 31 runs when Cook and wicketkeeper Wheater came together following a batting collapse inspired by Ivan Thomas’s four wickets in 16 balls, but the pair saw their side home.
Well timed: Fynn Hudson-Prentice secured the win with a ball to spare