Derbyshire's errors go unpunished

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Derbyshire, languishing at the bottom of the Championship, managed to bowl out Hampshire for 284 at Derby yesterday, despite dropping six catches.

Phillip DeFreitas (3 for 60) and Devon Malcolm (2 for 58) both gave the England selectors a nudge in the absence of rested all-rounder Dominic Cork. John Stephenson hit 93 for the visitors.

The former England pair Hugh Morris (106) and Matthew Maynard (59) were in the runs at Swansea, where Glamorgan compiled 310 for 8 against Durham. Tony Cottey also looked in fine form and made a fluent 60.

Worcestershire saw their openers Tim Curtis (45) and Phil Weston (29) put on 93 against Leicestershire at New Road, only for Gordon Parsons to claim 4 for 46 to limit the home side to 279. Tom Moody (51) and Gavin Haynes (55) were the features of Worcestershire's middle order.

The West Indies made the biggest score of their tour with 637 for 5 declared against the Combined Universities at The Parks.

The Combined Universities were dismissed for 310, well short of the follow- on target of 488, although it is unlikely they will be asked to follow on when play resumes today.