Alex stars with bat and ball in victory

Derbyshire CCC’s trip to Leek at the weekend saw them defeat Essex by 63 runs in a Yorkshire Bank 40 Group B game.

Batting first, Derbyshire racked up an impressive 321-5 from their 40 overs.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul top-scored with 85 not out, while Wes Durston made 71 and Alex Hughes 59 not out. Hughes and Mark Footitt then took three wickets each as Essex made 256 all out.