SEC Seconds beat Derbyshire
Warwickshire's 2nd XI completed a three wicket victory over Derbyshire to return to the top of the Northern Division table
Derbyshire were finally dismissed in their second innings for 155 after batting for the first hour of the day without losing a wicket. Needham finished on fifty four while Tom Allin returned excellent figures of 6-37.
In reply, chasing a target of 222 for victory from a possible seventy six overs, Warwickshire went to lunch on 26-2, which quickly after the interval became 42-6 and with their side in deep trouble, Tom Allin and Chris Metters together added one hundred and fifty eight runs for the seventh wicket with Allin making 85 and Metters, for the second time in the match, being unbeaten, on eighty one.
Naqaash Tahir was with Metters when the Bears reached their target, to record a victory by three wickets, taking twenty one points to return to the top of the table. Derbyshire took eight points from the match.
Ben Williams 52 and Ateeq Javid 59 added 134 for the fourth wicket on the second morning before a clatter of wickets either side of lunch reduced Warwickshire to 147-8 when Chris Metters 72* and Naqaash Tahir 57 came together and added 126 for the ninth wicket as Warwickshire's first innings closed on 283 with derbyshire holding a lead of sixty six.
By the close of the day, Derbyshire were 111-6 in their second innings after Andy Miller and Tom Allin had taken two wickets apiece with Gordon and Tahir taking the others.
top of the table, Warwickshire won the toss at Coventry & Warwickshire C.C. and put Derbyshire into bat and after an opening partnershipof 168 between Linekar 125 and Berrington 66, must have questioned their early optimism.
This set the visitors innings up and they declared after 92 overs on 349-6 with Andrew Miller 2-59 the Bears' most successful bowler. Other wickets were taken by Tahir, Metters, Javid and Allin.
In the ten overs remaining in the day, Laurie Evans was dismissed off the second delivery of the innings and when Jack Cornick 0 and Jonathan Webb 9 quickly followed, Warwickshire closed the opening day on 30-3 with Ben Wiliams unbeaten on seventeen.