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Derbyshire coast to maiden win

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Derbyshire secured their first LV= County Championship Division Two victory of the season by beating fellow strugglers Leicestershire by nine wickets at Grace Road.

Resuming on 200 for nine, the Foxes added just 10 runs before number 11 Alex Wyatt's dismissal brought their second innings to a close.

Derbyshire strolled to their victory target of 186 for the loss of just one wicket with openers Stephen Moore and Paul Borrington leading the way with half-centuries.

The win for Karl Krikken's side sees them move off the bottom of the table, with still winless Leicestershire replacing their conquerors in last place following their third first-class defeat of the season.

Leicestershire added just 10 runs to their overnight total before their second innings was brought to an end when Wyatt gloved a Mark Footitt delivery to Wayne Madsen at slip.

Set 186 to win, Derbyshire made a slow but steady start, openers Moore and Borrington batting at two-an-over early on.

Borrington dispatched James Sykes' first ball of the 22nd over to the boundary to bring up the Derbyshire 50 and he moved to 26 and Moore 32 as the visitors reached 61 without loss at lunch - 125 runs shy of their target but with all of their 10 second-innings wickets intact.

Sensible batting was still the order of the day after the interval as the opening pair picked their shots with care. Moore brought up his half-century from 98 balls by dispatching Josh Cobb to the ropes in the ninth over after the restart and Borrington saw the score past a hundred two overs later with a single off Cobb.

Having passed the half-century mark, Moore let loose with a flurry of boundaries as Derbyshire edged closer to their target.

The 33-year-old's innings came to an end when he was caught at midwicket by Sykes off Rob Taylor. Moore's 136-ball innings included nine fours and concluded with Derbyshire on 121, needing 65 runs to win.

Two fours in three balls in the 52nd over saw Borrington join his opening partner in passing the half-century mark, and with Madsen equally comfortable at the crease the pair chased down the remaining runs with minimum fuss.

Madsen sent an Angus Robson delivery to the ropes to win the match in style. He finished on 22 not out, with Borrington unbeaten on 86.

Derbyshire earned 22 points for the comprehensive victory, with Leicestershire awarded five points.

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