Anderson recovers true range

Derbyshire 215 Lancashire 65-0

James Anderson relished his return to familiar surroundings yesterday by producing his best display for Lancashire in nearly a year to put them in control of their County Championship Second Division match with Derbyshire.

Anderson, reduced to the role of net bowler during England's tour of South Africa this winter, when he played only one Test and a solitary warm-up match, took 4 for 62, his best haul since taking 10 wickets in the match during Lancashire's victory over Worcestershire at Old Trafford in May last year. His display helped dismiss Derbyshire, who won the toss and decided to bat, for just 215 and by the close of the first day Lancashire had strengthened their advantage by reaching 65 for 0.

Bowling from the Stretford End, Anderson produced a hostile performance which had Derbyshire's top order hopping around he also found better control than he had during Lancashire's victory at Worcester last week.

It was the former Derbyshire captain, Dominic Cork, who made the first breakthrough though, inducing Steve Stubbings into driving to Brad Hodge in the gully. Having left the county in acrimonious circumstances Cork celebrated with typical gusto.

Anderson then removed the off-stump of both Jonathan Moss and Hassan Adnan before Glen Chapple produced a fierce delivery which lifted and left Michael di Venuto. Anderson claimed his third wicket with Graeme Welch edging to slip to give Hodge, making his Lancashire debut, his second catch.

Derbyshire rallied after lunch with Ant Botha forging a 94-run stand with Luke Sutton. The pair frustrated Lancashire for 34 overs until Botha was beaten for pace by a full-length Anderson ball. Sutton ensured Derbyshire passed 200 despite the run-out of Andy Gray. That lesson was not heeded with Sutton, on 95, falling in similar manner attempting a quick run only to be beaten by rival captain Mark Chilton's throw.

Chilton and Mal Loye then shared an unbroken half-century partnership in the remaining 21 overs.

Voices
On the last day of campaigning before the polling booths open, the SNP leader has written to voters in a final attempt to convince them to vote for independence
voicesIs a huge gamble on oil keeping the First Minister up at night?
Arts and Entertainment
Rosalind Buckland, the inspiration for Cider with Rosie died this week
booksBut what is it like to be the person who inspires a classic work of art?
Life and Style
techApple has just launched its latest mobile operating software – so what should you do first?
News
A male driver reverses his Vauxhall Astra from a tow truck
newsThe 'extremely dangerous' attempt to avoid being impounded has been heavily criticised
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona
filmWhat makes the little man tick?
Arts and Entertainment
tvReview: An undercooked end (spoiler alert)
News
i100
Arts and Entertainment
Pharrell dismissed the controversy surrounding
musicThe singer said 'the last thing I want to do is degrade'
Sport
Cesc Fabregas celebrates his first Chelsea goal
footballChelsea vs Schalke match report
Arts and Entertainment
Toby Jones (left) and Mackenzie Crook in BBC4’s new comedy The Detectorists
tvMackenzie Crook's 'Detectorists' makes hobby look 'dysfunctional'
Life and Style
fashion

Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas

News
i100
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week