Derbyshire CCC fall victim to Hannon-Dalby’s fine five-wicket haul

A five-wicket haul from Olly Hannon-Dalby put Warwickshire into a strong position against Derbyshire on a heavily rain-affected third day of their LV=Insurance County Championship match at Edgbaston.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 6:02 pm
Billy Godleman. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Trailing by 32 on first innings, Derbyshire were 71 for five in their second, Hannon-Dalby having taken five for 29, when bad light and rain arrived to wipe out the last 62 overs of the day.

After the Bears, replying to 189, were bowled out for 221 in the morning, Hannon-Dalby started explosively, taking wickets with the second, fifth and sixth balls of his second over.

Derbyshire were in deep trouble but then the weather intervened yet again and, in conditions still favourable to the seamers, all results remain possible going into tomorrow's final day.

Warwickshire resumed their first innings this morning on 169 for five and soon lost Tim Bresnan (35, 66 balls, seven fours), bowled by a full-length ball from Luis Reece, to end a valuable partnership of 68 in 21 overs with Matt Lamb.

Lamb reached an excellent half-century in difficult conditions from 105 balls with the boundary that took the Bears in front, but then fell for 54 (113 balls, nine fours) when he edged Critchley to slip.

Craig Miles (14, 41 balls) lifted Michael Cohen to point and then Liam Norwell and Danny Briggs fell lbw to Critchley and Briggs respectively.

Derbyshire's second innings was soon damaged by Hannon-Dalby when Luis Reece edged to slip and Anuj Dal and Leus de Plooy were nailed lbw with successive balls in a brilliant over from the Yorkshireman.

He then added the wicket of Billy Godleman, caught by Rob Yates at third slip from the last ball before lunch, to leave Derbyshire 34 for four, just two runs in front.

Wayne Madsen and Matt Critchley added 37 in ten overs before Hannon-Dalby struck again. Madsen edged an away-swinger and Yates swooped again to maintain the Bears' exemplary form in the slips in this match.

Warwickshire sensed that another productive hour could seal victory, but then the poor weather that has plagued this match returned with a vengeance to wash out the last two thirds of the day's play.